Sir Richard Blundell, the David Ricardo Professor of Political Economy at University College London, is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Erwin Plein Nemmers prize in economics. The prize is awarded every other year in recognition of major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis.
Blundell was selected for his important contributions to labor economics, public finance and applied econometrics. “His research improves the foundations for economic policy and furthers our understanding of economic behavior,” the selection committee noted. The prize carries a $200,000 stipend, which is among the largest monetary awards in the United States for outstanding achievements in economics.
Already in 2012, Blundell had received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. The IZA Prize book collecting the key articles of the prize winner edited by Andreas Peichl and Klaus F. Zimmermann is just published in April 2016 by Oxford University Press.
Blundell is also a distinguished member of the “Economics, Business and Management Sciences” Section of the Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe, chaired by Klaus F. Zimmermann.
Richard Blundell & Klaus F. Zimmermann