David Blanchflower

Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Economics Editor of the New Statesman, and former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee

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Latest figures say export growth in Britain has slowed to its lowest point since April, while factory output is at its weakest since the start of 2013

David Blanchflower: Prices are easing and industry is slowing. Why on earth would we put up interest rates?

The underlying trend in  factory output is its weakest since the start of 2003

The recession began in the second quarter of 2008 and it took 66 months to restore lost output

David Blanchflower: Do not be fooled – growth and living standards under the Coalition have still been abysmal

Over the past six-year period real earnings in the UK fell 6.5 per cent. Only Greece was worse

In France growth is flat and unemployment is rising, but more austerity is on the menu

David Blanchflower: The European Central Bank is a crawling tortoise – six years behind the curve on stimulus

More austerity in France when fiscal and monetary policy are both too tight is a plan for disaster

Ian McCafferty, left, and Martin Weale, second left, are the ‘irrelevant minority’ of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

David Blanchflower: The inflation nutters are on the march again – and they are as wrong as ever

Martin Weale voted for rate rises in 2011 but his predictions of rising inflation did not materialise

Mark Carney lamented ‘remarkably weak’ pay growth at last week’s Inflation Report after claiming in May it could hit 2.5 per cent this year

David Blanchflower: The Bank now admits pay growth is going to be poor. They should have listened to me

The unprecedented collapse in real wages under the Coalition is even greater than in the period of the Great Recession from 2008 until the Coalition took office in May 2010

Britain has one of the most flexible labour markets: employment is up by nearly 1.7 million since May 2010

David Blanchflower: Don’t be misled - the fall in unemployment has nothing to do with the Coalition’s welfare reforms

There are no credible empirical studies that show joblessness is being reduced by welfare changes

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne

David Blanchflower: Britain has taken longer to recover from recession than at any time since the South Sea Bubble

The Coalition’s triumphalism over restoring output to its starting  level is totally misplaced

Britain has taken longer to recover from recession than at any time since the South Sea Bubble

The Coalition’s triumphalism over restoring output to its starting  level is totally misplaced

George Osborne has failed in his deficit reduction ambitions - and the Tories are likely to pay a price at the ballot box

The plan was to start paying off the national debt by the end of this Parliament

You won’t hear the Chancellor boasting about the biggest drop in living standards since the war

The young have been hurt the most by the recession. They don’t vote Tory and can’t buy a house, so who cares?

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