Dartmouth College professor of Economics and former Bank of England policymaker David Blanchflower, lately noted by the financial press for his prescience in calling this recession, is set to be made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his service to that country’s banking establishment. Professor Blanchflower told the Reuters news servicethat he was “very pleased and honored” by the Queen’s recognition.
The economist is one of several Dartmouth men tied intimately to England: William Legge, the second Earl of Dartmouth, lent his name to the College, along with early financial backing, and the tenth Earl of that house recently visited the College to check on the family’s investment.
The rank of Commander (CBE) is the third highest achievable; it comes after Knight Grand Cross and Knight Commander. Unfortunately, it does not entail knighthood or the ability to use the title of “Sir.”