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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 Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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