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Olivier Blanchard

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Olivier Blanchard's Biography

Olivier Jean Blanchard (born December 27, 1948, Amiens, France) is currently the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, a post he has held since September 1, 2008. He is also the Class of 1941 Professor of Economics at MIT, though he is currently on leave. Blanchard is one of the most cited economists in the world, according to IDEAS/RePEc.

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IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard
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Olivier Blanchard News Stories

  • The IMF?s false confession

      News Source: Arab News | 1 month ago
    The International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde, asked the BBC's Andrew Marr, Do I have to go on my knees? Lagarde was apologizing for the IMF's poor forecasting of the United Kingdom's recent economic performance, and, more
  • Osborne To Crack Down On Money Markets

      News Source: Sky News | 1 month ago
    The Chancellor has visited Pinewood Studios, where the new standalone Star Wars film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta will be made. Mr Osborne was joined by new Culture Secretary Sajid Javid on the Star Wars: Episode VII film set,
  • IMF chief Lagarde faces calls to apologise to George Osborne for getting it ...

      News Source: Mail Online UK | 1 month ago
    Do I have to go down on my knees?' IMF chief Lagarde faces calls to apologise to Osborne for getting it wrong on UK growth Repeatedly urged the Chancellor to change course to prevent stagnation Published: 06:54 EST, 8 June 2014 Updated: 07:49 EST, 8

Olivier Blanchard Blogs

  • ECB Eyes QE to Fight Deflation | The Liberty Bullhorn

      Blog Source: libertybullhorn.com | 3 months ago
    Perhaps IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard could give her one of his old textbooks? Der Spiegel again: Ever since the Great Depression at the beginning of the 1930s, deflation has been seen as one of the most dangerous illnesses that ...
  • Old Hickory's Weblog: And the euro crisis rolls on ...

      Blog Source: oldhickorysweblog.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    This month, Olivier Blanchard, the IMF chief economist, said deflation "would make the adjustment both at the euro level, and even more so for the countries in the periphery, very difficult. We think that everything should be done to try to
  • J. Bradford DeLong is surprised by the poverty of ...

      Blog Source: www.project-syndicate.org | 3 months ago
    And then there is Allan Meltzer's puerile accusation of excessive Frenchness. Piketty, you see, worked alongside his fellow Frenchman Emmanuel Saez “at MIT, where...the [International Monetary Fund's] Olivier Blanchard, was a professor.

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