Oilvier Jean Blanchard
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Mr. Blanchard [1]
Nationality: French
Education: ESCP Europe

MIT Paris Dauphine University

Field Macroeconomics
Born December 27, 1948

Olivier Blanchard is the Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute and Robert Solow Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT. He spent most of his career at MIT, but moved to Washington in 2008 to be the IMF’s Chief Economist (Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department), a post he retired from in 2015. His research interests are in macroeconomics, including a wide set of issues that range from the role of monetary policy to the nature of speculative bubbles, to the nature of the labour market and the determinants of unemployment, to transition in former communist countries, to the global financial crisis. [2]

Olivier Jean Blanchard was the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, from September 1, 2008 to October 2015.[3]


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