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Professor who predicted the recession to speak on our economic future

20 March 2009

Professor David Blanchflower, the Bank of England adviser who warned Britain was heading for the credit crunch, speaks on "The Future of Monetary Policy" at Cardiff Business School next week.

David ‘Danny’ Blanchflower has been an external member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee since June 2006. He was recently hailed by The Times as "the Bank’s professor who got his sums right", as he started warning about the recession and calling for interest rate cuts in January 2008 - advice which has only recently been adopted. His talk at the Business School will discuss the key challenges facing monetary policy in the future, given the most recent developments in the UK and global economies and financial markets.

Professor Blanchflower has advised a number of international organisations and written extensively on wages, youth labour markets, entrepreneurship, trade unions and happiness. He is the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The lecture takes place on March 24 in the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, and commences at 6:30pm. Places can be booked through please email .


Notes to Editors:

For further information or to attend the lecture, please contact:

Laura Davies,

Cardiff Business School

029 2087 5132

077 0945 0830

Stephen Rouse,

Public Relations Office,

Cardiff University.

029 2087 5596

079 7651 3386