For a man who declared on his arrival at the IMF “I do not blog,” Olivier Blanchard, our soon-to-be former Chief Economist, is one hell of a blogger.
Prolific and popular. A demi-god: half economist, half artist. Blanchard writes the way he thinks: sharp, frank, and intellectual, while pushing against the edges of his métier with the creativity and honesty of a singular economist.
To mark his departure, we’ve pulled together some of the most read and talked about of his blogs for iMFdirect over the years.
- Greece: Past Critiques and the Path Forward
- Greece: A Credible Deal Will Require Difficult Decisions By All Sides
- Ten Take Aways from the “Rethinking Macro Policy: Progress or Confusion?”
- Contours of Macroeconomic Policy in the Future
- Seven Questions About The Recent Oil Price Slump
- Monetary Policy Will Never Be the Same
- The IMF Annual Research Conference: Economics of Crises―Past Experiences and Present Travails
- Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy
- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Getting the Labor Markets Working Again
- Lessons from Latvia
- The Logic and Fairness of Greece’s Program
- 2011 in Review: Four Hard Truths
- Central Banks, Financial Regulators, and the Quest for Financial Stability: 2011 IMF Annual Research Conference
- What I Learnt in Rio: Discussing Ways to Manage Capital Flows
- The Future of Macroeconomic Policy: Nine Tentative Conclusions
- Rewriting the Macroeconomists’ Playbook in the Wake of the Crisis
- Exploring Economic Policy Frontiers After the Crisis: 2010 IMF Research Conference
- How to Bake a (Cr)edible Medium-term Fiscal Pie
- Ten Commandments for Fiscal Adjustment in Advanced Economies
- Thinking Beyond the Crisis: Themes from the IMF’s 10th Annual Research Conference
See also interview with Blanchard.