Richard Blundell is David Ricardo Professor of Political Economy at University College London. A graduate of the University of Bristol and London School of Economics, since 1986 he has been Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), where he also heads the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP).
As well as being awarded a Leverhulme Personal Professorship in 1998, he was President of the Econometric Society in 2006 and of the Society of Labor Economics in 2010, and is currently President Elect of the Royal Economic Society.
Among his many distinctions, he received the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society (2000) for his paper “Estimating Labour Supply Responses Using Tax Reforms.”
Richard Blundell is an editor and author of the Mirrlees Review of Tax Reform, and a former co-editor of Econometrica and the Journal of Econometrics. His articles have appeared in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Economic Journal. He has also published a number of books as listed on this page.