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The man who should become the next Governor of the Bank of England

David Blanchflower castigates economists for being divorced from reality

By Howard Reed   July 2019
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David Blanchflower, originally from Britain but based at Dartmouth College in the US, is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), and an expert on the US and UK labour markets. He has a prestigious publication record as well as a razor-sharp Twitter feed. His latest book analyses the decline in well-paid employment on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly since the 2008 financial crash, with weak-to-non-existent wage growth even as headline employment rates have grown strongly.

Blanchflower combines two strengths as an…

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