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Miles set for Blanchflower’s role

Professor David Miles is set to take over from David Blanchflower as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

The chancellor, Alistair Darling, announced the appointment, with Professor Miles taking up the position from June 1 2009.

Professor Miles has been chief economist at Morgan Stanley since September 2004 and he is also a visiting professor at Imperial College, London.

Professor Miles is also well-known for his in-depth review of the mortgage market The UK Mortgage Market: Taking the Longer-Term View which was published alongside the Budget in 2004.


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