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Olivier Blanchard

Olivier Blanchard

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Olivier Blanchard, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is the co-editor (with Lawrence H. Summers) of Evolution or Revolution? (MIT Press, 2019). 

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  1. The Post-Vaccine Risk Phase
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    The Post-Vaccine Risk Phase

    Mar 31, 2021 Olivier Blanchard & Jean Pisani-Ferry foresee economic-policy challenges that can be overcome only when the COVID-19 virus has been fully contained.

  2. Europe Must Fix Its Fiscal Rules
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    Europe Must Fix Its Fiscal Rules

    Jun 10, 2019 Olivier Blanchard shows how eurozone member-state governments could be given more leeway to pursue stimulus safely.

  3. The Long and Winding Road to Recovery
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    The Long and Winding Road to Recovery

    Jun 17, 2011 Olivier Blanchard, et al.

  4. How to Emerge from the Crisis in 2009

    How to Emerge from the Crisis in 2009

    Dec 1, 2008 Olivier Blanchard

  5. The ECB’s Path Not Taken

    The ECB’s Path Not Taken

    Dec 1, 2005 Olivier Blanchard

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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