Professor Richard Blundell has been appointed by the Provost to the "David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy" a new UCL research chair attached to the Department of Economics. This is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Research, to the College and to the Profession at large.
Richard is also becoming President of the Econometric Society as of January 1st.
The new ESRC Centre was launched on 28th June. Funding from the ESRC will allow Centre research at IFS to continue for another five years. A series of posters at the launch described selected aspects of past, present and future work under the Centre.