Olivier Blanchard

Olivier Blanchard is the Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Research Associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research, and Member of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Blanchard specializes in macroeconomics; regulation, deregulation, and reforms; unemployment; and transition economics. In these fields, his research tends to focus on Europe.

Representative Publications

Blanchard, Olivier. “Cracks in the System: Repairing the Damaged Global Economy.” Finance & Development 45.4 (2008): 8–10.

Blanchard, Olivier J., and Marianna Riggi. “Why are the 2000s so Different from the 1970s? A Structural Interpretation of Changes in the Macroeconomic Effects of Oil Prices.” Journal of the European Economic Association 11.5 (2013): 1032-1052.

Blanchard, Olivier. “European Unemployment: The Evolution of Facts and Ideas.” Economic Policy 21.45 (2006): 6-59.

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