David
                  Blanchflower

David G. Blanchflower

Bruce V. Rauner Professor

Email:
David.Blanchflower@dartmouth.edu


Dept. of Economics
Dartmouth College

6106 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
USA

Phone: 603-646-2536
Fax: 603-646-2122 





Recent Newspaper OpEds and Blog Postings


"
You won’t hear the Chancellor boasting about the biggest drop in living standards since the war", The Independent, 20th July 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/you-wont-hear-the-chancellor-boasting-about-the-biggest-drop-in-living-standards-since-the-war-9617471.html

"George Osborne has failed in his deficit reduction ambitions - and the Tories are likely to pay a price at the ballot box", The Independent, 20th July 2014
​ http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osborne-has-failed-in-his-deficit-reduction-ambitions--and-the-tories-are-likely-to-pay-a-price-at-the-ballot-box-9628526.html

"Keep the champagne on ice – there are some clear and worrying signs that the economy is slowing", The Independent, 13th July 2014​
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/keep-the-champagne-on-ice--there-are-some-clear-and-worrying-signs-that-the-economy-is-slowing-9603355.html

"I arrived in America on Independence Day 25 years ago as a refugee from low pay in the UK", The Independent, July 6th 2014​
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/i-arrived-in-america-on-independence-day-25-years-ago-as-a-refugee-from-low-pay-in-the-uk-9587756.html

"The Bank of England thinks the long-term jobless are out of the labour market. They are wrong", The Independent, 29th June 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-bank-of-england-thinks-the-longterm-jobless-are-out-of-the-labour-market-they-are-wrong-9571042.html

"Like the NFL, the Monetary Policy Committee is recruiting players who could sink or swim", The Independent, 22nd June 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/like-the-nfl-the-monetary-policy-committee-is-recruiting-players-who-could-sink-or-swim-9555099.html

"Surprise, surprise: real wages have gone nowhere. People should have listened to the real experts​", The Independent, June 15th 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/surprise-surprise-real-wages-have-gone-nowhere-people-should-have-listened-to-the-real-experts-9538549.html

"The ECB brandishes a feather duster instead of a bazooka as it goes into battle for the euro", The Independent, 8th June 2014​
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-ecb-brandishes-a-feather-duster-instead-of-a-bazooka-as-it-goes-into-battle-for-the-euro-9509675.html

"The waning power of the trade unions has been an important driver behind rising wealth inequality", The Independent, June 1st 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-waning-power-of-the-trade-unions-has-been-an-important-driver-behind-rising-wealth-inequality-9467882.html

"Should we trust forecasts of a return to real wage growth? The figures don't support such optimism​", The Independent, May 27th 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/should-we-trust-forecasts-of-a-return-to-real-wage-growth-the-figures-dont-support-such-optimism-9439997.html

"Wake-up! It's house price bubble time", The Independent, 19th May 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/wakeup-its-house-price-bubble-time-9395180.html

With Stephen Machin- "Falling real wages in the UK", VOX, 12 May 2014
http://www.voxeu.org/article/falling-real-wages-uk

"Unemployment will scar us for years​", The Independent, 11 May 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/unemployment-will-scar-us-for-years-9350816.html

"Garbage in, garbage out: our jobs figures are not working any more", The Independent, 7th May 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/garbage-in-garbage-out-our-jobs-figures-are-not-working-any-more-9332090.html

"Why Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve should make workers’ wage growth into a target", 27th April 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-janet-yellen-and-the-federal-reserve-should-make-workers-wage-growth-into-a-target-9293286.html

"The coalition deceived us that wage growth has overtaken inflation, but Labour still needs a credible plan for the cost of living crisis", The Independent, 22nd April 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/the-coalition-deceived-us-that-wage-growth-has-overtaken-inflation-but-labour-still-needs-a-credible-plan-for-the-cost-of-living-crisis-9275195.html

"Wages and Labor Market Slack: Making the Dual Mandate Operational" (DRAFT, with Adam Posen)​
http://piie.com/publications/interstitial.cfm?ResearchID=2599

"Victory lap? George Osborne’s handling of the economy has resulted in an ignominious defeat for the Chancellor", The Independent, 14th April, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/victory-lap-george-osbornes-handling-of-the-economy--has-resulted-in-an-ignominious-defeat-for-the-chancellor-9257854.html

"George Osborne’s target of full employment looks a tall order. He needs to clarify what his target means", The Independent, 6th April 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osbornes-target-of-full-employment-looks-a-tall-order-he-needs-to-clarify-what-his-target-means-9241839.html

"Why would we want to leave a European club where many members are better off than we are?", The Independent 30th March 2014.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-would-we-want-to-leave-a-european-club-where-many-members-are-better-off-than-we-are-9224503.html

"Ignore George Osborne’s hollow boasting – thankfully, better things are happening at the Bank of England"​, The Independent, 23rd March 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ignore-george-osbornes-hollow-boasting--thankfully-better-things-are-happening-at-the-bank-of-england-9211155.html

"Bankers don’t deserve their bonuses. They should be taxed and the money used to help our struggling young people", The Independent, 16th March 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/bankers-dont-deserve-their-bonuses-they-should-be-taxed-and-the-money-used-to-help-our-struggling-young-people-9195457.html

"The evidence is clear: the Home Secretary and the Conservatives talk nonsense on immigration​", The Independent, 9th March 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-evidence-is-clear-the-home-secretary-and--the-conservatives-talk-nonsense-on-immigration-9179908.html

"David Cameron wasted money on his well-being programme – we already know what makes us happy", The Independent, March 2nd, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/david-cameron-wasted-money-on-his-wellbeingprogramme--we-already-know-what-makes-us-happy-9163586.html

"The North is still not feeling this recovery – and the Conservatives are likely to pay for that at the polls", The Independent, February 23rd, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-north-is-still-not-feeling-this-recovery--and-the--conservatives-are-likely-to-pay-for-that-at-the-polls-9147721.html

"The Bank of England is wrong to assume that  falling unemployment signals rising wages",  The Independent, 16th February, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-bank-of-england-is-wrong-to-assume-that-falling-unemployment-signals-rising-wages-9132128.html

"Despite what the Government says, people are not better off. And the self-employed are likely to be suffering more than most", The Independent, 10th February 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/despite-what-the-government-says-people-are-not-better-offand-the-selfemployed-are-likely-to-be-suffering-more-than-most-9117415.html

"Behind good news headlines on recovery and jobs we are no better off than at the start of this slump", The Independent, 26th January. 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/behind-good-news-headlines-on-recovery-and-jobs-we-are-no-better-off-than-at-the-start-of-this-slump-9086236.html

"Emerging-market chaos and the Federal Reserve taper mean this might be as good as it gets for Britain’s economy", The Independent, February 2nd, 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/emergingmarket-chaos-and-the-federal-reserve-taper-mean-this-might-be-as-good-as-it-gets-for-britains-economy-9102467.html

"Are workers’ wages really likely to begin growing again any time soon?", The Independent, January 19th 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/are-workers-wagesreally-likely-to-begin-growing-again-any-time-soon-9070439.html

"The plight of the young and unemployed is truly scary – and this government seems to have no answers", The Independent, January 12th 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-plight-of-the-young-and-unemployed-is-truly-scary--and-this-government-seems-to-have-no-answers-9054334.html


"My big mistake of 2013? I didn’t spot the pick-up in consumer confidence. Yet Osborne is not vindicated", The Independent, January 5th 2014
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/my-big-mistake-of-2013-i-didnt-spot-the-pickup-in--consumer-confidence-yet-osborne-is-not-vindicated-9039978.html

"Anti-foreigner spin is vile and without merit", The Daily Mirror, 1st January 2014
papers/borders_1_1_2014.pdf

"Crisis? What crisis? Just ask the ever-growing numbers of UK and overseas nationals being forced to sleep rough", The Independent, 29th December 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/crisis-what-crisis-just-ask-the-evergrowing-numbers-of-uk-and-overseas-nationals-being-forced-to-sleep-rough-9029246.html

"The workforce is rising in some countries and falling in others. Why? Economists are puzzled …", The Independent 22nd December 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-workforce-is-rising-in-some-countries-and-falling-in-others-why-economists-are-puzzled-9021044.html

"George Osborne has failed the very tests he set himself in 2010 – and we are poorer as a result", The Independent, 15th September 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osborne-has-failed-the-very-tests-he-set--himself-in-2010--and-we-are-poorer-as-a-result-9006185.html

"Take if from me: wages are not going to rise much over the coming years", The Independent, December 8th 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/take-if-from-me-wages-are-not-goingto-rise-much-over-the-coming-years-8991399.html

"Economist’s View: Like abolishing national insurance for the young, it’s all too little too late", The Independent, 6th December 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/economists-view-like-abolishing-national-insurance-for-the-young-its-all-too-little-too-late-8987250.html

"What the experts say", The Guardian, 1st December 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/01/economists-britain-economy-prospects

"Message to forecasters: Don’t assume that the future will turn out like the past", The Independent, 2nd December 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/message-to-forecasters-dont-assume-that-the-future-will-turn-out-like-the-past-8975989.html#Economy

"The Coalition has failed the young - but a tax cut from George Osborne could help", The Independent, 24th November 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-coalition-has-failed-the-young--but-a-tax-cut-from-george-osborne-could-help-8960611.html

"David Cameron has shown his hand – austerity is really all about shrinking the size of the state", The Independent, 17th November 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/david-cameron-has-shown-his-hand--austerity--is-really-all-about-shrinking-the-size-of-the-state-8945387.html

"The economy is desperately in need of more productive young immigrants", The Independent, November 10th, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-economy-is-desperately-in-need-of-more-productive-young-immigrants-8931222.html

"Britain has exorcised the inflationary demons of our past", The Independent, 3rd November 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/economic-outlook-britain-hasexorcised-the-inflationary-demons-of-our-past-8919715.html

"Don't celebrate too soon, this recovery is dangerously unsustainable", New Statesman, 5th November, 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/11/dont-celebrate-too-soon-recovery-dangerously-unsustainable

"Forget Osborne’s ‘path to prosperity’ – we shouldn’t get too excited about this growth", The Independent, 27th October 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/forget-osbornes-path-to-prosperity--we-shouldnt-get-too-excited-about-this-growth-8907445.html

"Meet the most powerful woman in banking", New Statesman, 24th October 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/most-powerful-woman-banking

"The PM’s been fibbing and the Coalition’s labour market policies are ruled by prejudice", The Independent, 20th October 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-pms-been-fibbing-and-the-coalitions-labour-market-policies-are-ruled-by-prejudice-8892647.html

"George Osborne is now in the business of buying votes", The Independent, 13th October, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osborne-is-now-in-the-business-of-buying-votes-8877368.html

"Why Osborne’s crackpot jobs policy will not work", The Independent, 5th October, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-osbornes-crackpot-jobs-policy-will-not-work-8862395.html

"Economic Focus: Does anyone think Help to Buy is a good idea?", The Independent, 1st October, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/economic-focus-does-anyone-think-help-to-buy-is-a-good-idea-8849839.html

"Americans sneeze and Brits catch the flu: A US shut down poses risks to the UK economy", The Independent, September 29th 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/americans-sneeze-and-brits-catch-the-flu-a-us-shut-down-poses-risks-to-the-uk-economy-8847612.html


"Bernanke told on tapering but the hawks didn’t listen", The Independent, 22nd September 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/bernanke-told-on-tapering-but-the-hawks-didnt-listen-8832773.htm

"The economy is turning a corner? No, Osborne is just taking us all for a ride", The Independent, 15th September 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-economy-is-turning-a-corner-no-osborne-is-just-taking-us-all-for-a-ride-8818020.html

"George Osborne crashed our car now wants thanks for towing wreck home", The Mirror, 10th September 2013
http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news/david-blanchflower-george-osborne-crashed-2263178

“What will drive growth? This recovery could turn out to be a flash in the pan”, The Independent, 8th September 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-will-drive-growth-this-recovery-could-turn-out-to-be-a-flash-in-the-pan-8803807.html

“House prices are booming again but the bust that’s bound to follow will cost us dear”, The Independent, 1st September 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/house-prices-are-booming-again-but-the-bust-thats-bound-to-follow-will-cost-us-dear-8793316.html

“This pick-up owes diddly squat to Osborne’s austerity”, The Independent, 25th August 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/this-pickup-owes-diddly-squat-to-osbornes-austerity-8784142.html

"Recovery is the slowest in 100 years", Daily Mirror, 27th July 2013
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osborne-toasts-small-economy-2090522

"Hold off on the bunting – 0.6 per cent growth does not a recovery make", The Independent, 27th July 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower-hold-off-on-the-bunting--06-per-cent-growth-does-not-a-recovery-make-8732623.html

'What Peter Oborne doesn’t get,' New Statesman, 25th July, 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/07/what-peter-doesn%E2%80%99t-get

"Underemployment in the UK: an update", a guest post NIESR
http://niesr.ac.uk/blog/underemployment-uk-update-david-blanchflower-guest-post#.UfD4h0KyUQ6

"The Bank of England should beware: forward guidance without policy action is useless", The Independent, 21st July 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-bank-of-england-should-beware-forward-guidance-without-policy-action-is-useless-8724450.html

"Bernanke is right to dash the expectation that ‘tapering’ is going to happen any time soon", The Independent, 14th July 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/bernanke-is-right-to-dash-the-expectation-that-tapering-is-going-to-happen-any-time-soon-8708009.html

"Osborne’s assertion that high debt slows growth has been wrong from the start", The Independent, 7th July 2103
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/osbornes-assertion-that-high-debt-slows-growth-has-been-wrong-from-the-start-8693622.html

"With expectations high, is there any way new Bank of England governor Carney can deliver?", City AM, 2nd July 2013
http://www.cityam.com/debate/expectations-high-there-any-way-new-bank-england-governor-carney-can-deliver#sthash.CT32e621.dpuf

"These GDP figures show the Bank of England didn’t know what it was doing", The independent, 30th June 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-foresight-should-not-be-elusive-when-the-future-is-staring-you-in-the-face-8644769.html

"Increasing deficit cuts right through the Chancellor’s spin on Britain’s economy", The Independent, June 23rd 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/increasing-deficit-cuts-right-through-the-chancellors-spin-on-britains-economy-8670095.html

"This rockonomics world in which we live is unfair and ultimately bad for growth", The Independent, 16th June 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/this-rockonomics-world-in-which-we-live-is-unfair-and--ultimately-bad-for-growth-8660788.html

"If he wants to turn around the Bank of England supertanker, Mark Carney has a major task ahead",  The Independent, 9th June 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-he-wants-to-turn-around-the-bank-of-england-supertanker-mark-carney-has-a-major-task-ahead-8651024.html

"Foresight should not be elusive when the future is staring you in the face", The Independent, 5th June 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-foresight-should-not-be-elusive-when-the-future-is-staring-you-in-the-face-8644769.html

"The Swedish shock wave is a lesson. We could have unrest here without action on jobs", The Independent, June 2nd 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-swedish-shock-wave-is-a-lesson-we-could-have-unrest-here-without-action-on-jobs-8641237.html

"I nearly fell over laughing when I heard Mervyn King say there’s a recovery in sight", New Statesman, 29th May 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2013/05/i-nearly-fell-over-laughing-when-i-heard-mervyn-king-say-theres-recover

"No wonder George Osborne didn’t stick around to hear the IMF’s verdict on his policies", The Independent, 27th May 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/no-wonder-george-osborne-didnt-stick-around-to-hear-the-imfs-verdict-on-his-policies-8632741.html


'Austerity’s foundations have crumbled – and advocates have blood on their hands', The Independent, 19th May 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/austeritys-foundations-have-crumbled--and-advocates-have-blood-on-their-hands-8622573.html

"Be warned George Osborne: more home owners just really means higher unemployment", The Independent, 12th May 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/be-warned-george-osborne-more-home-owners-just-really-means-higher-unemployment-8612758.html

"
The GDP growth is good news on the economy, but let's not get carried away" The Independent, 28th April 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-gdp-growth-is-good-news-on-the-economy-but-lets-not-get-carried-away-8591459.html

'Osborne should choose his guides more carefully' The Independent, April 21st, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/osborne-should-choose-his-guides-more-carefully-8581711.html

"Worrying truth is the labour market may be slowing", The Independent, 14th April 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/worrying-truth-is-the-labour-market-may-be-slowing-8572451.html

"Japan has finally joined the quantitative easing party - and better late than never", The Independent, 7th April 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/japan-has-finally-joined-the-quantitative-easing-party--and-better-late-than-never-8563280.html

"George Osborne called us deficit deniers, but we were right. His economic era is over", The Independent, 4th April 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osborne-called-us-deficit-deniers-but-we-were-right-his-economic-era-is-over-8558380.html

"Forget inflation – what hurts the most is unemployment", The Independent, 2nd April 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/forget-inflation--what-hurts-the-most-is-unemployment-8556261.html

"Osborne isn't going to get the growth he needs", The Independent, 24th March 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/osborne-isnt-going-to-get-the-growth-he-needs-8546395.html

"This Budget was Osborne's last hurrah – and now he can only hope for the good times", New Statesman, March 20th, 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2013/03/budget-was-osbornes-last-hurrah-%E2%80%93-and-now-he-can-only-hope-good-times


"Get building homes to kickstart construction industry", Daily Mirror, 20th March 2013
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/budget-2013-experts-reveals-plan-1773914

"Budget 2013; Five voices from left and right on how to fix Britain", The Guardian, March 18th 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/18/budget-2013-how-to-fix-britain

"Liam Fox is the last person Osborne should heed", The Independent, March 17th 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/liam-fox-is-the-last-person-osborne-should-heed-8537906.html

With Adam Posen,"The Prime Minister's speech on the economy asserted the incredible in defence of the indefensible", The Independent, March 10th 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-prime-minister-speech-on-the-economy-asserted-the-incredible-in-defence-of-the-indefensible-8528082.html?origin=internalSearch

"Chancellor plays a losing game, but Ed’s dead right", The Independent, 3rd March 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/chancellor-plays-a-losing-game-but-eds-dead-right-8518370.html

"Decoding the unemployment figures exposes the truth behind the coalition's spin", New Statesman, 28th February, 2013
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/employment/2013/02/decoding-unemployment-figures-exposes-truth-behind-coalitions-spin

"
This is an AAA disaster created by George Osborne", The Independent, 24th February 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/this-is-an-aaa-disaster-created-by-george-osborne-8508699.html

"George Osborne said judge him by AAA rating benchmark - so the Chancellor must resign", Sunday Mirror , 24th February 2103
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osborne-said-judge-him-1728407

"
Sorry savers: More easing is still needed to support UK recovery", City AM, 21st February 2013
http://www.cityam.com/article/sorry-savers-more-easing-still-needed-support-uk-recovery

"MPC's downgrade shows it is too early to raise rates", The Independent, 17th February 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/mpcs-downgrade-shows-it-is-too-early-to-raise-rates-8498532.html?origin=internalSearch

"Here's a way to end our slump: give away money", The Independent, 3rd february 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/heres-a-way-to-end-our-slump-give-away-money-8478902.html 

"
George Osborne is destined to be remembered as the most inept Chancellor in British history", The Independent, 27th January, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/george-osborne-is-destined-to-be-remembered-as-the-most-inept-chancellor-in-british-history-8468778.html

"George Osborne has ruined our economy and he's got to go", The Mirror, 26th January, 2013
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-blanchflower-george-osborne-has-ruined-1556720?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

"Given the state of Britain's economy, Capable (Mark) Carney needs to work miracles", The Independent, 20th January 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/given-the-state-of-britains-economy-capable-mark-carney-needs-to-work-miracles-8459087.html

"The jobless are lazy? That's just a vile lie", The Independent, 13th January, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-jobless-are-lazy-thats-just-a-vile-lie-8449871.html

"The US sneezes and the UK still gets a cold" The Independent, 6th January, 2013
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-us-sneezes-and-the-uk-still-gets-a-cold-8440144.html

"The myth of over-paid public workers", The Independent, 17th December 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-myth-of-overpaid-public-sector-workers-8422463.htm

"The Bullingdon Chancellor: why George Osborne is a very uncivil, as well as useless, Chancellor", The Independent, 9th December, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-bullingdon-chancellor-why-george-osborne-is-a-very-uncivil-as-well-as-useless-chancellor-8397333.html

"Where inept Osborne got it so wrong: Top economist's damning verdict on Autumn Statement", Daily Mirror, 6th December 2012
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-blanchflower-on-autumn-statement-george-1475410

"The part-time Chancellor with his head in the sand: why Osborne should be held to account for slashing public spending and talking down the economy", The Independent, 5th December 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-parttime-chancellor-with-his-head-in-the-sand-why-osborne-should-be-held-to-account-for-slashing-public-spending-and-talking-down-the-economy-8386849.html

"Ideology rules the Coalition's jobs policies", The Independent, 3rd December 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-ideology-rules-the-coalitions-jobs-policies-8374461.html

'On Mark Carney, Osborne’s got it right . . . for once' New Statesman, 20th November, 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/11/mark-carney-osborne%E2%80%99s-got-it-right-once

"David Cameron's economic gibberish", The Independent, 26th November, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-david-camerons-economic-gibberish-8349196.html

"'Worst policy mistake for a century': Chancellor's reckless austerity has had terrible consequences for ordinary people", Daily Mirror, 22nd November 2012
http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news/prof-david-blanchflower-chancellor-george-1449893

"Even big business has bailed out on Osborne", New Statesman, 22nd November 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/11/even-big-business-has-bailed-out-osborne

'Why isn't the Bank more transparent?", The Independent, 19th November, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-why-isnt-the-bank-more-transparent-8327264.html

"Obama's win shows the numbers always count", The Independent, 12th November, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-obamas-win-shows-the-numbers-always-count-8305139.html

"Tyrant King held the Bank in thrall - but they got it all wrong", The Independent, 5th November, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-tyrant-king-held-the-bank-in-thrall--but--they-all-got-it-wrong-8281312.html

"Cameron's employment claims don't stand up", The Independent, 29th October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-camerons-employment-claims-just-dont-add-up-8229950.html

"Here's why unemployment has fallen and why it will rise again soon", New Statesman, 24th October 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/10/here%E2%80%99s-why-unemployment-has-fallen-and-why-it-will-rise-again-soon

"Surprise, surprise, we're less happy under the coalition", The Independent, 22nd October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-surprise-surprise-were-less-happy-under-the-coalition-8220003.html

"Job creation?  The numbers don't add up",  The Independent, 15th October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-job-creation-the-numbers-dont-add-up-8211004.html

'Facts lost in political wrangling over US jobs,' The Independent, 8th October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-facts-lost-in-political-wrangling-over-us-jobs-8201368.html

'My advice to Ed Balls: don’t follow Slasher’s lead and promise the earth,' New Statesman, 4th October, 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/gdp/2012/10/my-advice-ed-balls-dont-follow-slashers-lead-and-promise-earth

'I suspect that the list of those who want to do it is going to be very short,' The Independent, 4th October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-i-suspect-that-the-list-of-those-who-want-to-do-it-is-going-to-be-very-short-8198347.html

'Bank needs governor with experience of how markets work.' The Independent, 1st October, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-bank-needs-governor-with-experience-of-how-markets-work-8191543.html

'Poor are written off by Romney and Osborne,' The Independent, 24th September 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-poor-are-written-off-by-romney-and-osborne-8166769.html

'Unravelling puzzle of jobless 'fall' that isn't,' The Independent, 17th September 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-unravelling-puzzle-of-jobless-fall-that-isnt-8143350.html

'Yet more dubious promises from the Republican fantasist brigade' New Statesman, 12th September 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/09/yet-more-dubious-promises-republican-fantasist-brigade


'Why George Osborne's support has drained away,' The Independent, September 10th, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-george-osbornes-support-has-drained-away-8120857.html

'UK must follow Salmond on economy',
with Professors Jim Mirrlees, Andrew Hughes-Hallett and Drew Scott calling for further fiscal stimulus in the UK Friday 7 September 2012
http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/opinion/letters/uk-must-follow-salmond-on-economy-1-2511397

'Paul Ryan's plan... Make Mitt Romney richer', The Independent, 3rd September, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-paul-ryans-plan-make-mitt-romney-richer-8101522.html

'Hawks are wrong - QE works and we need it', The Independent, 28th August, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-hawks-are-wrong--qe-works-and-we-need-it-8082489.html

'Who is left defending George Osborne?'
New Statesman, 24nd August 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/staggers/2012/08/who-left-defending-george-osborne

"Perhaps Iain Duncan Smith will accuse me of peeing on the data', New Statesman, 22nd August 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/08/perhaps-iain-duncan-smith-will-accuse-me-peeing-data


"Osborne's 'consensus' has come crashing down"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-osbornes-consensus-has-come-crashing-down-8061613.html

'Recession deniers should shut up as down we continue to go', New Statesman,August 8th 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/economics/2012/08/recession-deniers-should-shut-down-we-continue-go

'The MPC didn't have a clue and still doesn't,' The Independent, 13th August 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-mpc-didnt-have-a-clue-and-still-doesnt-8037040.html

'How bad must it get before Slasher Osborne is sacked?', The Independent, 6th August 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-how-bad-must-it-get-before-slasher-osborne-is-sacked-8009056.html

'Let's call up Vince to get us out of this mess', The Independent, 30th July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-lets-call-up-vince-to-get-us-out-of-this-mess-7986192.html?origin=internalSearch 

'Today's GDP figures are the final nail in the coffin of Osborne's credibility', New Statesman, 25th July, 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/todays-gdp-figures-are-final-nail-coffin-osbornes-credibility

'Has Treasury realized at last it's time to act?', The Independent, 23rd July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-has-treasury-realised-at-last-its-time-to-act-7965178.html?origin=internalSearch

'Our fragile economy still has further to fall', The Independent, 16th July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-our-fragile-economy-still-has-further-to-fall-7945499.html?origin=internalSearch

'What took central banks so long to do more stimulus?', The Independent, 9th July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-what-took-central-banks-so-long-to-do-more-stimulus-7923581.html?origin=internalSearch

'Yet more nails in Osborne's economic coffin,' The Independent, 2nd July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-yet-more-nails--in-osbornes--economic-coffin-7902990.html?origin=internalSearch

'Wages slide shows Bank must act strongly and quickly', The Independent, 25th June 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-wages-slide-shows-bank-must-act-strongly-and-quickly-7879797.html?origin=internalSearch

'The new lending schemes are good but not enough,' The Independent, 18th June, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-new-lending-schemes-are-good-but-not-enough-7857388.html

'George Osborne's bank loan scheme is too little too late,' Sunday Mirror, 17th June 2012
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-blanchflower-george-osbornes-bank-887517

'With central banks so passive, there's plenty of reasons to be bearish', The Independent, 11th June 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-with-central-banks-so-passive-theres-plenty-of-reasons-to-be-bearish-7834949.html

'How much worse do things have to get before we get action?,' The Independent, 28th May 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-how-much-worse-do-things-have-to-get-before-we-get-action-7792722.html

'Recession deniers proved wrong,' New Statesman, 24th May 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/economics/2012/05/recession-deniers-proved-wrong

'Osborne must row back from one of the biggest blunders since the war,' New Statesman, 23rd May 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics/2012/05/osborne-must-row-back-one-biggest-blunders-war

'Have the policymakers at the Bank of England gone completely nuts?', The Independent, 21st May 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-have-the-policymakers-at-the-bank-of-england-gone-completely-nuts-7769729.html

'The recession deniers have gone strangely quiet this month', The Independent, May 14th 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-recession-deniers-have-gone-strangely-quiet-this-month-7743629.html

'Sir Mervyn King missed the big one despite plenty of wake-up calls' The Independent, May 14th 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-sir-mervyn-king-missed-the-big-one-despite-plenty-of-wakeup-calls-7720781.html

'Is Mervyn King justified in saying that he was powerless to stop the financial crisis', CityAM, 4th May 2012
http://www.cityam.com/forum/mervyn-king-justified-saying-he-was-powerless-stop-the-financial-crisis

'Recession deniers, it's time to face up to the grim reality of UK plc' New Statesman, May 2nd 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics/2012/05/recession-deniers-it's-time-face-grim-reality-uk-plc

'The facts aren't going the Coalition's way, so it has resorted to spin', The Independent, 30th April 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-facts-arent-going-the-coalitions-way-so-it-has-resorted-to-spin-7689134.html

'Mervyn King is a tyrant, but who will succeed him at the Bank?', New Statesman, 18th April, 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/04/mervyn-king-tyrant-who-will-succeed-him-bank

'Slasher Osborne's in deep trouble ­ as new growth gloom is about to show,' The Independent,  16th April, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-slasher-osbornes-in-deep-trouble--as-new-growth-gloom-is-about-to-show-7646736.html

'After a week of nasty surprises it looks as if the Grinch is back', The Indepedent, April 10th 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-after-a-week-of-nasty-surprises-it-looks-as-if-the-grinch-is-back-7628123.html

'Edward Heath U-turned. Will Osborne be forced to do the same?', New Statesman, 3rd April 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economics/2012/04/edward-heath-u-turned-will-osborne-be-forced-do-same

'Sorry, the economic picture is not going to look any better', The Independent, 2nd April 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-sorry-the-economic-picture-is-not-going-to-look-any-better-7606894.html

'Ben Bernanke's history lesson: doing too little is worse than too much'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-ben-bernankes-history-lesson-doing-too-little-is-worse-than-too-much-7585029.html?origin=internalSearch

'The coalition catches up to the disarray of their economic policies', New Statesman, 25th March 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/03/growth-revised-plans

'Better match for the Bank than Dartmouth', The Independent, March 24th 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-better-match-for-the-bank-than-dartmouth-7584054.html

'The OBR's credibility is in tatters', The Independent, 22nd March 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-obrs-credibility-is-in-tatters-7580597.html

'This Budget may have been our part-time Chancellor's last chance', New Statesman, 21st March 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/03/sector-tax-chancellor-hours

"The Big Society? It's simply cover for a Tory attack on the state", The Independent, 19th March 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-big-society-its-simply-cover-for-a-tory-attack-on-the-state-7576949.html


'Osborne should invest in jobs to beat depression, not cut the 50p tax rate',The Independent, March 12th 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-osborne-should-invest-in-jobs-to-beat-depression--not-cut-the-50p-tax-rate-7561781.html


'The private sector isn't picking up the slack', New Statesman,  March 11th  2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/03/private-sector-public-jobs

'Forget the Full Monty ­ unemployment isn't funny, Chancellor', The Independent,  5th March 2012

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-forget-the-full-monty--unemployment-isnt-funny-chancellor-7536547.html


'Slashing employment regulation would do nothing to boost growth' The Independent' 27 February 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-slashing-employment-regulation-would-do-nothing-to-boost-growth-7441395.htm

'The Bank of England gets it wrong yet again ', The Independent, 20th February 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-the-bank-of-england-gets-it-wrong-yet-again-7220876.html


'Moody's blues, private-sector grief and another letter from Mervyn' New Statesman, 17th February 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/02/inflation-negative-rating-data

"Greece and the return of the economic 'death spiral'"The Guardian, 13th February 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/13/greece-return-economic-death-spiral

'An economic riposte in three parts', New Statesman, 10th February 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/02/total-hours-revisions-labour


'"Eat the Data": three words that spell trouble for the coalition', New Statesman,  9th February 2012

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/02/recession-coalition-bank

'Laughed out of the Bank of England? You must be joking', New Statesman, 6th February 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/02/2010-smith-sector-unemployment


'Jobs in the US, job loss in the UK: a tale of two recoveries', The Guardian, 3rd February 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/03/jobs-us-job-loss-uk-tale-two-recoveries 

'The verdict is in °© the Chancellor's austerity measures have failed',  New Statesman, 3rd February, 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/02/osborne-sector-quarter-2010

'Recession looms as the Chancellor lasy waste to growth', The Independent, 26th January, 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/david-blanchflower-recession-looms-as-the-chancellor-lays-waste-to-growth-6294616.html

'Mitt Romney's tax returns refocus US on fairness', The Guardian, 24th January 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/24/mitt-romney-tax-returns

'Romney's vulture capitalism, the Balls backlash and more downgrades', New Statesman, 20th January 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/01/france-downgrade-labour-romney

'Don't be fooled by the employment increase,'  New Statesman, 19th January 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2012/01/employment-increase-unemployed

'Happiness on the Eurobarometer',  New Statesman, 19th January 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2012/01/happiness-news-dave

'Why I will be voting for Newt Gingrich', New Statesman, 9th January 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2012/01/obama-vote-republican-gingrich

'How silly does the party that said no to stimulus look now?', The Guardian, 8th January 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/08/how-silly-does-the-party-that-said-no

'How have those economic predictions for 2011 held up?', New Statesman, 3rd January 2012
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2012/01/recovery-egg-faces-insisted

'Europe's bad weather is heading America's way,' The Guardian, 16th December 2011.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/16/europes-bad-weather-david-blanchflower

'Euro's "dark shadow" takes us back to the scary autumn of 2008', Sunday Mirror, 4th December 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/04/euro-s-dark-shadow-takes-us-back-to-the-scary-autumn-of-2008-115875-23608325/#ixzz1lN24RX5G

'The ECB must act to stop a eurozone collapse', The Guardian, 3rd December 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/03/ecb-must-act-stop-eurozone-collapse

'The destruction of animal spirits,' New Statesman, 30th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/12/osborne-growth-economy#reader-comments

'The government has no plan for growth', The Guardian, 29th November, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/29/george-osborne-autumn-statement?commentpage=2#start-of-comments

'Only the bazooka approach can save the jobless young,' New Statesman, 25th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/11/youth-unemployment-young

'Why the supercommittee's failure is a success', The Guardian, 22nd November, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-failure-success


'Six reasons why Cameron is wrong on the economy', New Statesman, 22nd November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2011/11/nothing-economics-european

'Spells of unemployment create permanent scars ', Sunday Mirror, 20th November, 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/11/20/how-do-we-get-a-million-young-people-back-in-work-115875-23576064/

'Something happened at the end of August to terrify policymakers', New Statesman, 18th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/11/eurozone-bank-government


'The growth-deniers' game is up. Just look at the numbers', New Statesman, 11th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2011/11/coalition-government-growth


'It may be too late to save the UK economy from recession', New Statesman, 9th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2011/11/news-recession-late-today


'After the crash: the semi-slump we're in', The Guardian, 8th November 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/08/after-crash-semi-slump?INTCMP=SRCH


'The writing is on the wall,' New Statesman, 4th November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/11/george-osborne-business-letter


Growth must be the focus as the world economy slows', New Statesman, 2nd November 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-blanchflower/2011/11/inflation-growth-mpc-economy


'Quack cures won't stop the angry young taking to the streets', New Statesman, 22nd October 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/10/young-unemployment-government

'Plan B: Reduce NI contributions', New Statesman, 22nd October, 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/10/plan-credit-growth-help


'Rick Perry's flat tax plan falls flat', The Guardian, 25th October, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/25/rick-perry-flat-tax-plan


"The GOP debate: economists' verdict", The Guardian, 12th October, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/12/gop-debate-economists-verdict


'QE2 is not perfect, but inaction is worse,' The Guardian, 7th October, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/07/qe2-quantitative-easing-mpc


'As bank shares tumble, the scale of the financial shock becomes clear', New Statesman, 7th October, 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/10/bank-greece-osborne-belgium


'The crisis in the eurozone may bring the U-turn Britain needs', New Statesman, 3rd October, 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/10/plan-crisis-tax-osborne-bank


'George Osborne's conference speech: panel verdict', The Guardian, 3rd October, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/03/george-osborne-speech-conservative-party-conference


'Vince Cable's conference speech: panel verdict', The Guardian, 19th September 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/19/vince-cable-speech-liberal-democrat-conference


'For Obama, it's all about jobs, jobs, jobs', New Statesman, 16th September 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/north-america/2011/09/jobs-president-obama-tax


'Here's my plan for kick-starting Britain. MPC -- take note', New Statesman, 9th September 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/09/mpc-bank-plan-england-business


'There were few sunny uplands here', The Guardian, 19th September, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/19/vince-cable-speech-liberal-democrat-conference


'How Irene, Ben and Christine are blowing all forecasts off course', New Statesman, 2nd September 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/09/growth-fiscal-hurricane


'University places: David Blanchflower warns of abandoned generation', Sunday Mirror 21st August, 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/08/21/university-places-david-blanchflower-warns-of-abandoned-generation-115875-23359371/


'This could be worse than what followed the fall of Lehman Brothers', New statesman, 11th August 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/08/fall-economic-european


'My advice to Vince Cable: "It's time to jump ship"', New Statesman, 28th July 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/08/economic-growth-osborne


'Q&A with economics guru David Blanchflower as the world stands on an economic precipice', Sunday Mirror, July 24th 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/07/24/q-a-with-economics-guru-david-blanchflower-as-the-world-stands-on-an-economic-precipice-115875-23292185/


'Sanity will prevail in the US but Europe remains gripped by madness', New Statesman, 21 July 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/07/debt-ceiling-obama-greece


'The sheep of Europe have voted for slower growth', New Statesman, 14 July 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/07/spain-portugal-banks-osborne


'As the jobs continue to go, the crime wave will grow', New Statesman, 08 July 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/07/unemployment-crime-germany


'The high street is running on empty', New Statesman, 04 July 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/07/retail-sales-oil-month-high


'The dominoes are tumbling. Which European country is next to fall?', New Statesman, 24 June 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/06/greece-greek-measures-european


'What Britain could learn from the mistakes of Reaganomics', New Statesman, 02 June 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/06/government-spending-policy


'Throw plan A overboard, George, and let Britain recover', New Statesman, 19th May 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/05/growth-forecast-coalition-mpc


'Alex Salmond may be cheering, but his cash crisis has only just begun', New statesman, 12th May 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/05/scotland-salmond-scottish-free


'No doubt about it, Ben Bernanke saved the world from a depression,' New Statesman, 5th May 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/05/fed-inflation-chairman


'The fault lies with George Osborne', The Guardian, April 27th, 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/27/george-osborne-fault-growth-disastrous?


'It's official -- we're not all in this together', New Statesman, April 20th, 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/04/earnings-unemployment-2010


'Sixty-seven years on, the heirs to Keynes return to Bretton Woods', New Statesman,14th April 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/04/world-economics-hampshire


'Collapse in consumer confidence signals new recession', Sunday Mirror , 3rd April 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/04/03/david-blanchflower-collapse-in-consumer-confidence-signals-new-recession-115875-23033939/#ixzz1IT2S3f3D


'Portugal is cutting its way deeper into crisis. Could Britain follow?', New Statesman, 31st March 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/04/portugal-growth-fiscal


'The Budget does nothing to dispel the dark clouds of my prophecy', New Statesman, 24th March 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/03/growth-budget-consumer-idea


'This budget is bad for growth', The Guardian, March 23rd, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/23/budget-2011-economists-george-osborne


'Bankers watch wind while we sit in dark', Bloomberg/Business Week, March 22, 2011
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-22/bankers-watch-wind-while-we-sit-in-dark-david-g-blanchflower.html


'Why should we trust Osborne and Cameron? King doesn't seem to,' New Statesman, 10th March 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/03/osborne-coalition-economic


'The Christchurch earthquake and the need for flexible thinking' New Statesman, 3rd March 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/03/zealand-growth-melbourne-gold


'America's Tea Party of the left is a warning to the coalition', New Statesman, 24th February 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/02/wisconsin-million-public


'The scars of a jobless generation', New statesman, 17th February 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/02/youth-unemployment-labour


'What David Cameron can learn from the Charge of the Light Brigade', New Statesman, 3rd February, 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/02/cameron-osborne-weather-growth


'Britain in crisis. Q &A on the country's failing economy... by the expert who predicted the recession', Sunday Mirror, 30th January, 2011

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/01/30/britain-in-crisis-q-a-on-the-country-s-failing-economy-by-the-expert-who-predicted-the-recession-115875-22884955/


'Cable's attempt to claim Keynes is well argued -- but unconvincing', with Lord Robert Skidelsky. New Statesman, 27th January 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/cable-greece-keynes

'Raising rates is not in our interest', New Statesman, 27th January 2011

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/interest-rates-inflation-mpc


'What is the best plan for the British economy?', Channel 4 news website, 26th January 2011

http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-the-best-plan-to-boost-uk-economic-growth

'Ed Balls is aggressive, passionate, smart and will challenge Slasher', Sunday Mirror, 22nd January 2011
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/01/22/ed-balls-is-aggressive-passionate-smart-and-will-challenge-slasher-115875-22869037/


'Scrapping the EMA and cutting the young adrift', The Guardian, 20th January, 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/20/ema-deadweight-youth-unemployment-jobs


'The land of broken promises; New Statesman, 20th January, 2011

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/public-sector-services-data


'Keep your hands off our happiness', New Statesman, 13th January 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/happiness-satisfied-savings


'Let's hope Cameron is for turning', New Statesman, 6th January 2011
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/ireland-greece-cameron


'The Coalition isn't working for the jobless'. New Statesman, 29th December 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2011/01/unemployment-sector-vacancies


'What the US can teach Oxbridge', New Statesman, 15th December 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2010/12/black-students-oxford

'Ireland's Medicine Too Harsh for Others', Bloomberg, 9th December 2010
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-10/ireland-s-medicine-too-harsh-for-others-commentary-by-david-blanchflower.html

'Don't shoot the messenger, Mervyn', New Statesman, 9th December 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/12/growth-bank-king-england

'Too big to fail becomes too big to bail', New Statesman, 2nd December 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/12/obr-forecast-spain-portugal


'Mervyn King must go', The Guardian, 1st December, 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/mervyn-king-bank-of-england


'Look out Spain - the luck of the Irish is on its way', New Statesman, 25th November 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/11/ireland-irish-spain-european

'Ireland's storm is blowing our way', New Statesman, 18th November 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/11/growth-quarter-ireland-mpc

'Inflation could revive Britain's economy', Guardian, 16th November 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/16/house-prices-tumble-austerity-inflation

'The misery of Marx's reserve army', New Statesman, 11th November 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/11/unemployment-unemployed


'Why even the bosses are at war', New Statesman, 4th November 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/11/pay-singapore-directors-sector

'Back to the 1930s', New Statesman, 28th October, 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/11/osborne-money-cuts-britain

'Osborne wrote suicide note for British economy', Daily Mirror, 22nd October, 2010
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/10/22/osborne-wrote-suicide-note-for-british-economy-115875-22650266/


'We've just jumped off a cliff', New Statesman, 21st October 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2010/10/government-spending-labour

'Osborne has taken the coward's route', The Guardian, 18th October, 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/18/george-osborne-spending-review


'Roll up for the Bullingdon Bros circus of cuts', New Statesman, 14th October 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/10/tory-party-cuts-cameron


'A death Sentance for the economy', New Statesman, 7th October 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/10/sentance-policy-growth-easing

'Irish troubles do not bode well' New Statesman, 1st October 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/10/ireland-cuts-quarter


'Why Sarah Palin is so happy', 23rd September 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/09/wing-religious-happy-state


Why Robert Chote gets my vote' Nw Statesman, 16th September 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/09/cuts-budget-growth-england

'Trichet's inflation ogre Is pure fiction', Bloomberg, September 13th 2010
http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a88IQt64bQys

'Brace yourself for the hurricane', New Statesman, 9th September 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/09/construction-growth-recovery

'The choice is yours -- Balls and Bernanke, or Slasher', New Statesman, 1st September 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/09/balls-bernanke-austerity

'The gang of four does its worst', New Statesman, 26th August 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/08/places-young-confidence

'Why a tax holiday is the only way to go', Daily Express, August 20th 2010
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/194309


'Slasher and his pals are talking us into a recession', New Statesman, 19th August 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/08/consumer-confidence-government


'Tax cuts are only way to economic growth', Bloomberg, August 18th, 2010
http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=auTjaSPe35Ms

'Something horrible may happen again',New Statesman, 12th August 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/08/growing-families-inequality


'Verdict: A scary ride on Dave's double dipper', Daily Mirror, 11th August 2010
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/08/11/verdict-a-scary-ride-on-dave-s-double-dipper-115875-22479485/#ixzz0wb2g6zK1 3)


'VAT hike first double-dip casualty?', Channel 4 News, 6th August 2010
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/business_money/blanchflower+doubledip+recession+is+likely/3736647


'The fear of unemployment spreads', New Statesman, 4th August 2010

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/08/unemployment-clegg-rise-fiscal

'Drop in the Baltic Dry signals trouble', New Statesman, 29th July 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/08/growth-2009-economic


'Models Miss Risk of Falling Confidence' Bloomberg, July 28th
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-28/models-miss-risk-of-falling-confidence-commentary-by-david-blanchflower.html


'For once, I agree with Osborne' New Statesman, 22 July 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/07/committee-consumer-june-index

'Why Cameron will soon have to eat his words', New Statesman, 8th July 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/07/private-sector-public-jobs

'Chancellor tries to pull a con trick', New Statesman, 1st July 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/07/confidence-government-spending

'Job cuts: Slasher Osborne drives us back into recession', The Guardian, 30th June 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/30/public-sector-job-cuts-private-sector-growth1


'This Budget kills recovery at birth', New Statesman, 24 June 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/06/public-sector-budget-obr


'Dole queue beckons for Britain's young', The Guardian, 20th June 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/20/young-unemployed-george-osborne-cuts


'Unemployment hurts more than inflation', Bloomberg, June 15th 2010
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aHU3sPFwC56c


'Mad axeman George Osborne is about to push Britain into second depression', Sunday Mirror, June 13th 2010
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/opinion/2010/06/13/mad-axeman-osborne-is-about-to-push-britain-into-second-depression-115875-22329798/


'Ambitious for your kid? Start saving for his college', New Statesman, 10th June 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/06/universities-dartmouth

With Elias Papaioannou, 'A different financial disease means the UK needs a different treatment', Daily Telegraph, June 8th, 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/7811591/A-different-financial-disease-means-the-UK-needs-a-different-treatment.html#disqus_thread


"Spending cuts: 'a dreadful day for British people', ", Channel 4 News, 24 May 2010
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/business_money/spending+cuts+aposa+dreadful+day+for+british+peopleapos/3658102


'Slash away . . . but you can't escape', New 21 May 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2010/05/osborne-bank-king-government

'U.K. Coalition Will Snap by End of Year', Bloomberg, May 14th 2010
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aaFP6eZajVKU

'We should be grateful to Gordon', New Statesman, May13th 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/05/european-crisis-brown-bank-lib

"George Osborne's 'austerity cuts' cost Tories win.. and would cost UK", Sunday Mirror, 9th May 2010
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/05/09/george-osborne-s-austerity-cuts-cost-tories-win-and-would-cost-uk-115875-22244977/


'All three leaders failed the exam', New Statesman, 4th May 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/05/spending-cuts-2011-growth-gdp

'Hot dates are better than a bigger bonus', Bloomberg, April 23rd 2010
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aqvCdMXV1Ee0


'The Tories' volcano economics', New Statesman, 23rd April 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/04/economic-growth-unemployment


Letter to the Times with 76 other economists, 16th April 2010
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/letters/article7098247.ece


'Slash and burn', New Statesman, 16th April 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/04/efficiency-savings-times

Letter to the Financial Times with Lord Skidelsky, 7th April 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3c89c114-41dd-11df-865a-00144feabdc0.html

'Now is a bad time to go on strike', New Statesman, 1st April 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/04/british-airways-strike-workers


'If you care about the future of Britain you must read this...', Daily Mirror, 26th March 2010
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/03/26/if-you-care-about-the-future-of-britain-you-must-read-this-115875-22139702/


'Hold tight, Alistair ­ it's going to be a bumpy ride', New Statesman, 25th March 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/03/recession-downgrade-job-low


'Cameron disingenuous over budget', Channel4 News, March 24th 2010
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/business_money/cameron+disingenuous+over+budget+says+expert/3588957


"Trust me, inflation is not a problem', New Statesman, 19th March 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/03/inflation-rpi-stimulus-cpi


"Osborne and Sachs are just trying to spook us", Letter to the Financial Times with Lord Skidelsky and Marcus Miller, March 17th 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/267a5bb0-3164-11df-9741-00144feabdc0.html


'The law of unintended consequences', New Statesman, 11th March 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/03/universities-world-cited


" 'Madmen, Fools' Would Scuttle a Recovery", Bloomberg, March 9th, 2010
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=anDUUV1Wkop4


'Why Slasher Osborne scares me', New Statesman, 4th March 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/03/slasher-growth-economic


'Germany should jettison the euro', New Statesman, 25th February 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/03/greece-euro-germany-8364-debt


'First priority must be to restore robust growth', a letter from 58 economists - jointly organised wth Lord Skidelsky and Marcus Miller, Financial Times, 18th February, 2010
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/75b2481e-1cb5-11df-8d8e-00144feab49a.html


'Making things up as you go along', New Statesman, 17th February 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/02/letter-inflation-economics-mpc


"Youth unemployment 'a national crisis'", Channel 4 News, 17th February 2010
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/business_money/youth+unemployment+aposa+national+crisisapos/3546877


'The lost Muslim generation', New Statesman, 11th February 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/02/young-muslims-rate-labour


'The MPC has lost the plot again . . .', New Statesman, 10th February 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/02/inflation-forecast-mpc-rates

 
'Flipping Tory policies prove a flop', New Statesman, 4th February 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/02/cuts-recession-osborne-gdp


'House prices will soon fall again', New Statesman, 28th January 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/02/lower-prices-market-houses


'This MPC is not fit for purpose', New Statesman, 19th January 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/01/mpc-inflation-recession-cut


'Four signs point to the double dip', New Statesman, 14th January 2010

http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/01/rates-december-unemployment


'Payback time', New Statesman, 8th January 2010

http://www.newstatesman.com/business/2010/01/bankers-bonuses-tax-young


'Are bond issues right for universities?' The Times, January 8th, 2010
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article6979931.ece


'Hold on tight, it's the double-dip', New Statesman, 7th January 2010
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2010/01/firms-unemployment-recession

 
'Unemployment passes two million', The Observer, Sunday 27 December 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/27/david-blanchflower-unemployment-two-million

 
'The Tories have declared class war', New Statesman, 17 December 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/12/public-sector-spending

 
'Helping the young must be the priority', The Times, December 17, 2009

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6959650.ece

 
'Jobs Still Trashing U.S. Recovery Party', Bloomberg, 10th December 2009
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aZ3s5gIu9yAA


'The cost of falling ill in America', New Statesman, 10 December 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/12/health-care-coverage-americans


'Keep the stimulus going, Darling', New Statesman, 3 December 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/12/bank-loans-fell-news-economic


'Get our youngsters back to work', New Statesman, 26 November 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/11/youth-unemployment-young-work

'Wrong on the way down and up', New Statesman, 19 November 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/11/mpc-recession-growth-mervyn

'It's good to go walkabout', New Statesman, 12th november 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/11/economics-world-economists

'Cut for the future', The Dartmouth, November 10th 2009
http://thedartmouth.com/2009/11/10/opinion/blanchflower

 
'Recovery Looks Like 'L' Without Job Growth', Bloomberg, November 9th
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=a.ehWt.VbFrk

 
'Miserable Brits? Don't believe it! Happiness surveys can be plain wrong', The Sunday Times, November 8, 2009
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6907769.ece

 
'Happiness is U-shaped', New Statesman, 5th November 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/11/france-spain-happiness-life

 
'Darling must not put VAT back', New Statesman, 29th October 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/11/recession-output-average

'It's time for a few home truths', New Statesman, 22nd October 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/10/house-prices-earnings-wages


'Help wanted', Royal Society of Arts Journal, October, 2009
http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/journal/features/features/help-wanted

 
'What's so bad about inflation?' New Statesman, October 15th 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/10/inflation-unemployment-option

'Tory spending plans are 'wildly dangerous', Daily Mirror, October 10th 2009
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/10/10/david-blanchflower-tory-spending-plans-are-wildly-dangerous-115875-21736101/

 
'Cameron's dud options. The Tory economic plans have the potential to push Britain's economy into a death spiral of decline',
The Guardian, Friday October 9th, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/09/cameron-osborne-recession-recovery-inflation

 
'The crisis isn't over', New Statesman, October 8th 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/10/employment-labour-jobs-fell

 
'Osborne's figures don't add up', 1 October 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/10/public-sector-plan-england

 
'Creatings jobs is a priority', Sundy Mirror, Sunday 27th September, 2009
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/09/27/creating-jobs-for-the-young-is-a-priority-115875-21703204


'Pity the lost generation', New Statesman, 24th September 2009
http://www.newstatesman.com/economy/2009/09/public-spending-unemployment

 
'Self-employed running on empty as they chase harder for less cash', Sunday Telegraph, August 22nd 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/6072997/Self-employed-running-on-empty-as-they-chase-harder-for-less-cash.html

 
'This lays bare the human crisis. What a terrible time to be young and jobless', The Guardian, 12th August 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/12/unemployment-data-young-jobless-mandelson

 
'House prices are still falling', Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2009
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/5957481/House-prices-are-still-falling.html

 
'The jobs crisis will get bigger and G20 leaders need to tackle it now', Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2009.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5087663/The-jobs-crisis-will-get-bigger-and-G20-leaders-need-to-tackle-it-now.html

 
And next for Britain, the semi-slump, The Guardian, Tuesday 14 July 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jul/14/recession-unemployment-uk-economics-keynes

 
'Welcome to Dartmouth, 13s', forthcoming, The Dartmouth, Summer 2009.

 
'Rising youth unemployment is a national crisis', forthcoming, Reform Journal

 
‘Green shoots? Strictly for the colour-blind’, Daily Telegraph, 17 Jun 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/5561259/Green-shoots-Strictly-for-the-colour-blind.html

 
‘My time at Threadneedle St certainly wasn't boring’, The Guardian, 7 Jun 2009:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jun/07/bank-england-business-finance

 
‘Budget, plenty of pain to come’, The Guardian, 22 Apr 2009:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/22/budget-unemployment-and-employment-statistics

 
‘Why we all need a Budget for jobs’, Daily Mirror, 17th April 2009.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/advice/jobs/2009/04/17/why-we-all-need-a-budget-for-jobs-115875-21285277/

 
‘Creating jobs is the best way to beat recession’, Daily Mail, 12th April 2009

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1169503/DANNY-BLANCHFLOWER-Creating-jobs-best-way-beat-recession.html

 
‘Our toughest challenge: unemployment’, The Guardian, 18 Mar 2009:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/18/unemployment-and-employment-statistics-economy

 
‘The time for inaction is over. We have to cut rates, and cut them now’, The Guardian, 24 Sep 2008:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/24/interestrates.bankofenglandgovernor

 
‘High anxiety keeps wage rises lower’, The Guardian, 24 Dec 2007:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/dec/24/bankofenglandgovernor.banking





 
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