|New Keynesian economics|
December 27, 1948 |
|Institution||International Monetary Fund|
Olivier Jean Blanchard (born December 27, 1948) is the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, a post he has held since September 1, 2008. He is also the Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics at MIT, though he is now on leave. Blanchard is one of the most cited economists in the world, according to IDEAS/RePEc.
Blanchard earned his Bachelor at Paris Dauphine University, and Ph.D. in Economics in 1977 at MIT. He taught at Harvard University between 1977 and 1983, after which time he returned to MIT as a professor. Between 1998 and 2003 Blanchard served as the Chairman of the Economics Department at MIT. He has also been an adviser for the Federal Reserve banks of Boston and New York.
Blanchard has published numerous research papers in the field of macroeconomics, as well as undergraduate and graduate macroeconomics textbooks.
He is a fellow and past Council member of the Econometric Society, a past vice president of the American Economic Association, and a member of the American Academy of Sciences.Also, he is currently on leave at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, where he is the Economic Counsellor and the director of Research.
- Olivier Blanchard
- Krugman, Paul, "Olivier Blanchard Isn't Very Serious", New York Times blog, December 21, 2011, 4:48 pm.
|IMF Chief Economist
2008 – present
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