INTERVIEW WITH OLIVIER BLANCHARD, IMF Survey
August 31, 2015
- IMF Chief Economist Blanchard to step down end September
- Financial crisis raises potential existential crisis for macroeconomics
- Need to address longer term issues of low productivity growth, increasing inequality
Olivier Blanchard will step down as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department at the end of September.
He will join the Peterson Institute for International Economics in October as the first C. Fred Bergsten senior fellow, a post named for the founder of the influential 35-year-old, Washington-based think tank.
When French-born Blanchard, a former chairman of the economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the IMF on September 1, 2008, little did he realize that he would be at the center of a global economic storm. Two weeks later, Lehman Brother’s bank collapsed, marking what many consider the start of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »