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Professor Sir Richard Blundell to deliver Levine Family Lecture on Tuesday, October 30th

Lecture on "Household Behaviour and the Dynamics of Inequality" will be open to the public

On Tuesday, October 30th, Professor Sir Richard Blundell, CBE FBA, will deliver a Levine Family Lecture on "Household Behaviour and the Dynamics of Inequality". The lecture will be held from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho. Levine Lectures are free and open to the public at large.

A celebrated scholar in labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics, Professor Sir Blundell holds the David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London, where he was appointed Professor of Economics in 1984. He is also Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), where he served as Research Director from 1986 to 2016. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society (1991), Fellow of the British Academy (1996), Honorary Member of the American Economic Association (2001), Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science (2002), and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (2003). He was knighted in the 2014 Queens New Years Honours list for services to Economics and Social Science; he was awarded the CBE in 2006. He has served as President of some of the most prominent professional associations in economics, including the European Economics Association (2004), the Econometric Society (2006), the Society of Labor Economics (2010), and the Royal Economic Society (2011–2013).

Created by the Jay (BA Economics '84) and Tammy Levine Family Foundation, the Levine Family Fund supports activities that further the academic and research mission of the Economics Department, including funding for visiting speakers, undergraduate research conferences, undergraduate honors programs, faculty and graduate student seminars and workshops, and support for other conferences, lectures, and research projects that further knowledge in the field of economics.

October 3, 2018