Blanchflower to Receive Honor

As you all probably know, Dartmouth College has some history with the U.K.; William Legge, the 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, was the head of the trust that Samson Occom and Reverend Nathaniel Whitaker helped establish in order to help Eleazar Wheelock’s Indian Charity School remain financially viable.

One more link was added yesterday on the 13th.

Professor Blanchflower, a particularly prescient Dartmouth economist who served in the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee until just two weeks ago and saw the recession coming a long ways off, is set to be made a Commander of the British Empire in recognition of his services in economics and monetary policy.

The rank of Commander (CBE) is the third highest achieveable following Knight Grand Cross and Knight Commander. It does not entail knighthood or the ability to use the title of “Sir.”