Date of Birth: 02/01/1952
Citizenship: United Kingdom
British econometrician international class
BA in Economics and Statistics Richard Blundell received in 1973 from the University of Bristol; in 1975 he graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Masters in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. In the period from 1975 to 1984-th Blundell gave lectures on econometrics at the University of Manchester; in 1984 he was appointed professor of economics at University College London, and after 2 years, Richard was assigned to head the activities of the Institute for the study of taxation. In 1991, Richard Blundell founded at the Institute Center for Microeconomic Analysis ESRC tax policy. Periodically Blundell served as a teacher and in other educational institutions - in 1980 he was involved in the economy at the University of British Columbia, in 1993 - at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2000 - the California Society of University Berkli.Chlenom econometricians Richard became 1991.
In 1995, Richard Blundell won `Yrj & # 246; Jahnsson Award`; This prize is awarded by the European Economic Association every 2 years the best young economist in Europe. Richard received this award for the micro-econometric study and analysis of human resources, reform of social security and consumer behavior.
In 1996, Blundell was elected to the British Academy. A year later, Richard Blundell became one of the editors of `Econometrica`; He held this position from 1997 to 2001-th. It is known that before that - from 1992 to 1997-th - Blundell was one of the editors of `Journal of Econometrics`.
Frisch Medal - awarded for the most interesting empirical or theoretical and applied research, published in the journal `Econometrica` pages over the past 5 years - Blundell received in 2000.
In 2001, Richard Blundell was awarded the American Economic Association, a member of the honorary title. A year later, a scientist became an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a year later, in 2003 - an honorary member of the Institute of Insurance statisticians. In 2004, Blundell became president of the European Economic Association.
In 2008, Blundell received from the Toulouse School of Economics, a prize named after Jean-Jacques Lafont (Jean-Jacques Laffont) as a world-class economist, who was able to combine in his work as the theoretical aspects of the economy, and applied technology. In 2010, Richard was awarded the title of a prominent member of the Center for Economic Research - the prize for the Centre (operating at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich) outstanding economists, who made a great contribution to the understanding and resolution of current issues of economic policy. In the same year the scientist was elected president of the Society of econometricians, president of the Society of Labour Economics and President of the Royal Economic Society.
In 2012, Blundell was awarded the Prize of the Institute of Labour Economics.
Currently Blundell has served as professor of political economy at University College London and the post of Director of Research Institute for the Study of taxation. Scientist holds several honorary doctorates - in 2003 he was made an honorary doctor of the Swiss University of St. Gallen (University of St. Gallen), in 2011 - the University of Mannheim (University of Mannheim), in 2011 - the Norwegian School economy. In 2014, Richard Blundell for his services to economics and social sciences received the title of knight.