Olivier Blanchard

He is the Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics, 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. He is the author of many books and articles. He is a past chair of the MIT economics department, a fellow and past council member of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Sciences. He is currently the President elect of the American Economic Association. He is the author of many books and articles, including Macroeconomia (with A. Amighini and F. Giavazzi), Il Mulino (2016), Scoprire la macroeconomia, (with A. Amighini and F. Giavazzi), Il Mulino (2016); Social media ROI, Hoepli (2012).


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Health markets and the health of the markets

Introduced by Tito Boeri What lessons can be learned from the four days of debate at the Festival? All-round...