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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 US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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