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Economist Sir Richard Blundell of University College London to discuss tax reform in the annual Martin H. Crego Lecture, April 9, 2015

The annual Martin H. Crego Lecture will be delivered by Sir Richard Blundell, professor of economics at University College London.

Blundell’s talk, “Empirical Evidence and Tax Reform,” will take place on Thursday, April 9, 5:00pm, in Rockefeller Hall, room 200. This event, which is sponsored by the Department of Economics, is free and open to the public.

Blundell holds the David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London and is the research director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He has held visiting professor positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley and is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of the British Academy, an honorary member of the American Economic Association, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and an honorary fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Blundell’s work has been published in numerous academic journals, including 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. In 2014 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to economics and social science.

About the Martin H. Crego Lecture
The fund was established by Jean E. Crego, class of 1932, in honor of her father, Martin H. Crego. She wrote that “the study of Economics was a source of interest and satisfaction throughout his life and [his] keen judgment and wise handling of economic matters, and the generous legacy received from him, make possible this gift in his memory.”

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 3, 2015