Olivier Blanchard Confirmed as Opening Keynote Speaker
EconPol Annual Conference
Esteemed economist Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist at the IMF and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics will hold the opening keynote lecture at EconPol Europe's Annual Conference 2021.
Olivier Blanchard is the C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A citizen of France, Blanchard has spent most of his professional life in the United States. After obtaining his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1977, he taught at Harvard University, and returned to MIT in 1982. He was chair of the economics department from 1998 to 2003. In 2008, he took a leave of absence to be the Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund where he stayed until 2015. He then joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Dr Blanchard is a macroeconomist, who has worked on a wide set of issues, from the role of monetary and fiscal policy, to the nature of speculative bubbles, to the nature of the labor market and the determinants of unemployment, to transition in former communist countries, to the nature of the Great Financial Crisis.
EconPol Europe is honored to welcome Professor Blanchard to the conference. He will deliver his keynote on 13 October at 13:00 (CEST). There will be an opportunity for Q&A and there will also be a livestream available on this website.