Professor David Blanchflower

David Blanchflower: The Coalition's economic legacy is plain - it has left us worse off

We can assess the overall success of the Coalition by examining the state of the economy the Coalition is about to hand over

David Cameron addressing staff at the Asda headquarters in Leeds

David Cameron has a strong business case – he should take it to the people

My Week: Whenever the Tory party faces crisis, the spirit of Margaret Thatcher is evoked

Twitter has lost its shine among many social-media users under the age of 30

Twitter is in trouble – and that news should surprise precisely nobody

US Outlook: In a raging-bull market, Twitter’s stock is turning into a dog

Horses are given an early morning workout at Churchill Downs race track in Louisville ahead of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby

Derby day luck can breed a fortune in Kentucky

Despite a decline in American horse racing, tomorrow’s meeting might be the most lucrative sporting event on Earth

RBS is broadly delivering on its long-term plan

TSB shows that there is right way to run a bank

Outlook Lloyds and RBS have typically considered it prudent to assume the position and take what regulators give them. Given that they’re state backed, this is the cheapest and most prudent option.

How can Barclays' business be OK if its fines might cost it another £1bn?

Outlook Barclays wants to tell you that what is described in the City as its “underlying business” is doing just fine.

Stansted gets connected with Dundee from 30 March

'Are either of them actually here?' asks Alliance Trust shareholder

Spare a thought for Anthony Brooke, one of the two men forced on to Alliance Trust’s board by Elliott Advisors

Janet Yellen has said more than once that the decision on interest rates will be shaped by what happens to the economy

Once interest rates are on the move again, how fast will they rise?

Economic View: Fed chair, Janet Yellen, is expected to announce a rise in rates in the final quarter of 2015

Big or small, this recovery is not making itself felt

Outlook Forget the political Punch and Judy show over the headline numbers. Britain’s economy faces some serious issues, and they are not being addressed.

We turn our backs and what does Whitehall do?

Outlook Trust the civil service to do something sneaky in the midst of an election campaign.

Katherine Garrett-Cox has opposed appointments at Elliott Advisors mooted by a hedge fund

The red line the City wants Nick Clegg to draw is on an EU referendum

Parliamentary Business: The Lib Dems' centre of gravity on the EU has shifted. The eurozone crisis sharpened opinions

Tourists flock to see foreign supercars in Knightsbridge, but many Britons are less impressed

General Election 2015: Can Britain learn to love its richest citizens?

The whole debate about non-doms, tax avoiders and evaders reflects a discomfort with what the outside world sees as a stunning success story

Protestors demonstrate outside a testy HSBC annual general meeting in London
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The subscription model is taking over from downloads, but there is still the problem of getting music fans to pay
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Equity investment went out of fashion in the run-up to the credit crisis. David Prosser says the challenge now is to build on what has been achieved
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A general view shows the skyline of a central business district in Beijing on November 27, 2013. Foreign investment into China rose 5.77 percent on year in the first 10 months of 2013, the government said on November 19.
Central to China’s agenda of driving growth through economic reform is a shift from debt-driven investment to consumption
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Horses are given an early morning workout at Churchill Downs race track in Louisville ahead of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby
Despite a decline in American horse racing, tomorrow’s meeting might be the most lucrative sporting event on Earth, writes Andrew Dewson
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Six banks were fined, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), for trying to manipulate foreign-currency prices are a stark reminder of the need for sweeping changes
James Moore wonders if anyone noticed there were some good bits in Royal Bank of Scotland’s results
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The weak dollar has led to speculation that Janet Yellen will not press ahead with a first rate hike since 2006
Fed chair, Janet Yellen, is expected to announce a rise in rates in the final quarter of 2015. Hamish McRae with Economic View
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Stansted gets connected with Dundee from 30 March
Spare a thought for Anthony Brooke, one of the two men forced on to Alliance Trust’s board by Elliott Advisors, says Jamie Dunkley
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Shoppers wait for Woolworths in Ashford, Kent, to open so they can hunt for bargains at the chain's closing down sale
Many commentators think businesses will breath a sigh of relief following the ruling
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Parliamentary Business: The Lib Dems' centre of gravity on the EU has shifted. Mark Leftly finds the eurozone crisis has sharpened opinions
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Women and the young are finding it more difficult than men to match with jobs that offer them the hours they desire
More hours mean lower benefit bills, higher tax takes and rising wages. David Blanchflower explains how falling jobless figures conceal a problem at the heart of the economy
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Katherine Garrett-Cox opposes appointments at Elliott Advisors mooted by a hedge fund
Elliott has won the day and Alliance will need to work quickly to address that issue, says James Moore
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Plans put forward by Ed Miliband have been met with derision by leading property figures (Getty)
Pledges to build millions of new dwellings, fiddling with stamp duty for first-time buyers – politicians are promising whatever they think the electorate wants to hear. Russell Lynch takes an unbiased look at the main parties’ election manifestos
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Xavier Rolet says the economy will be pivotal in deciding how we vote
News
Protestors demonstrate outside a testy HSBC annual general meeting in London
HSBC’s shares were jumping like a grasshopper in spring in the wake of reports that it is considering spinning off the bank that brought it over to London in the first place, says James Moore
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Employers should have an anti-harassment and bullying policy, which is properly communicated to the whole workforce, says Matt Gingell
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The founders of Brew Dog, James Watt and Martin Dickie, with bottles of Tokyo*
This is an industry that has posted, on aggregate, compound annual growth of more than 100 per cent over the past three years, writes David Prosser
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A Grimsby trawler: outside the South-east the economy is weak
There is widespread evidence that under-employment has risen even more sharply than the unemployment rate, says David Blanchflower
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extradition to the US at Westminster magistrates’ court
The Independent spoke to workers in the City on their lunch break
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Protests against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff
After a clear-out of executives and with dozens of politicians being investigated, the company's new chief has announced a clean start. Tom Bawden and Jamie Dunkley report
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Bob Diamond’s bonuses ran into the hundreds of millions of pounds at Barclays
The disgraceful, shameful actions of Deutsche’s traders and of their colleagues who attempted to frustrate regulatory investigations are beginning to elicit merely a weary shrug of the shoulders, says James Moore
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