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Honorary doctorate for Richard Blundell

Professor Richard Blundell CBE (University College London) and Professor Frank Windmeijer (University of Bristol)

31 July 2017

The University of Bristol awarded an honorary degree to Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE at a degree ceremony on the 14th of July in the Wills Memorial Building.

Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE is a British economist who currently holds the David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London. He was awarded a CBE in 2006 and knighted in 2014 for services to economics and social science.

Sir Richard has published six books and been awarded a horde of prizes in economics including the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Prize and the Nemmers Prize.

Roles he’s held during his career include: President of the European Economic Association, President of the Econometric Society, President of The Society of Labor Economics and President of the Royal Economic Society.

Sir Richard graduated in Economics with Statistics from the University of Bristol in 1973 and has now also received a Doctor of Laws honorary degree from his former university.

Further information

The official photographs and speeches made at each ceremony are available to the media on request from the University's Press Office. Please email

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