Economist David Blanchflower appointed at University of Glasgow

Published: 1 December 2020

Professor David Blanchflower CBE, is taking up a new role at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School.

Professor David Blanchflower talking

Professor David Blanchflower CBE, is taking up a new role at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School.

David is renowned for his expertise in labour economics where he has made long lasting contributions in the understanding of unemployment, wages, jobs, health and happiness and pushing the boundaries of several disciplines. He is a former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2009, for ‘services to the Monetary Policy Committee and Economics’.

Professor Blanchflower said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. These are crucial days to understand how the UK and especially the Scottish economy is going to recover from the pandemic and its associated economic slowdown.”  

David will work closely with the School in a range of ways contributing to learning and teaching in the areas of central banking, productivity and wellbeing, and collaborate with academics and research students in applied research and policy-related economics projects.

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Professor Blanchflower to the University of Glasgow – David comes with an unparalleled reputation and track record, and will be a fantastic addition to the team.

“As we look to the post-Covid economic recovery, it has never been more important to have well-informed economic commentary and I’m very pleased that we will benefit from Professor Blanchflower’s expertise.”

Professor John Finch, Head of the Adam Smith Business School said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Blanchflower and welcome him to the Adam Smith Business School. David brings to the School a wealth of expertise in contributing to economic policy and to raising the public profile of economics in research and policy communities in Scotland, the UK and internationally. We very much look forward to his contribution and working with and learning from him.” 


First published: 1 December 2020