John Blundell (economist)

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John Blundell
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John Blundell and Vladimir Bukovsky
Born (1952-10-09)9 October 1952
Congleton, Cheshire
Died 22 July 2014(2014-07-22) (aged 61)
School/tradition Austrian School

John Blundell (9 October 1952 – 22 July 2014) was the Director General and Ralph Harris Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs.[1][2][3][4] Blundell had been involved in the creation and development of numerous free-market think tanks.

Early life[edit]

Born in Congleton, Cheshire, on 9 October 1952, he was educated at The King's School, Macclesfield, and at the London School of Economics.

Career[edit]

He headed the Press, Research and Parliamentary Liaison Office at the Federation of Small Businesses from 1977 to 1982, and was a Lambeth London Borough Councillor from 1978 to 1982. From 1982 to 1993 he was resident in the United States, where he was President of the Institute for Humane Studies (1988–1991); President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (1987–1991); President of the Board of the Congressional Schools of Virginia (1988–1992); and President of the Charles G. Koch and Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundations (1991–1992).[5]

Blundell became Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs on 1 January 1993.

In addition he served as Co-founder and Chairman, from 1993 to 1997, of the Institute for Children, Boston, Mass.; Founder Director (1991–1993), Institute for Justice, Washington D.C.; International Trustee (1988–1993), The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, BC; and Founder Trustee of Buckeye Institute, Dayton, Ohio.[6]

John Blundell was a Director of Fairbridge and of the International Policy Network and Chairman of the Institute Development and Relations Committee of the board of Atlas Economic Research Foundation. He was also a board member of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.; of the Institute of Economic Studies in Paris, France; and, until 2012[when?], of the Mont Pelerin Society.[6]

Death[edit]

Blundell died on 22 July 2014 at the age of 61.[7]

Works[edit]

  • Blundell, John; Todd Tennant; Jaymes Reed (2011-06-07). Female Force: Ayn Rand. Bluewater Productions, Incorporated. ISBN 9781450749244. 
  • Peacock, Alan; E. G. West; John Blundell; Otmar Issing; Richard Allen Epstein; Carolyn Fairbairn; David B. Smith; Geoffrey Edward Wood; James Tooley; David Graham (2003). Government Failure. Institute of Economic Affairs. ISBN 9780255365475. 
  • Blundell, John (2011-01-01). Ladies For Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History. Algora Publishing. ISBN 9780875868660. 
  • Blundell, John (September 2008). Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady. Algora Publishing. ISBN 9780875866314. 
  • Blundell, John; Colin Robinson (2000). Regulation without the state: the debate continues. Institute of Economic Affairs. ISBN 9780255364836. 
  • Blundell, John (2003). Waging the war of ideas. Institute of Economic Affairs. ISBN 9780255365475. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institute of Economic Affairs official website.
  2. ^ Arnett and Associates: Premier Speakers, Talent, and Leadership International: Speaker detail: John Blundell
  3. ^ "Northwood University hosts world-renowned economist, prolific author". Focusdailynews.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  4. ^ http://www.iedm.org/30724-jean-a-pouliot-lecture-series
  5. ^ Blundell, J. (2007) Waging the War of Ideas, London: Institute of Economic Affairs.
  6. ^ a b Blundell, J. (2007) Waging the War of Ideas, London: Institute of Economic Affairs., p. 9
  7. ^ "John Blundell, the man who helped to form the IEA, is dead". Conservativehome.com. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

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