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Mais Lecture 2015 Mr Olivier Blanchard, IMF



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This event is for professionals who are involved in the banking and finance community, and is attended by senior practitioners and academics.


Speaker: Mr Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department, IMF

"Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy"

Olivier Blanchard
Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics 

BlanchardA citizen of France, Olivier Blanchard has spent most of his professional life in Cambridge, U.S. After obtaining his Ph.D in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, he taught at Harvard University, returning 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 of the International Monetary Fund.  Since October 2015, he is the Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, in Washington.   He also remains Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at MIT.

He is a macroeconomist, who has worked on a wide set of issues, from the role of monetary 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, and to forces behind the recent global crisis. In the process, he has worked with numerous countries and international organizations. He is the author of many books and articles, including two textbooks in macroeconomics, one at the graduate level with Stanley Fischer, one at the undergraduate level.

He is a past editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, of the NBER Macroeconomics Annual, and founding editor of the AEJ Macroeconomics.   He is a fellow and past council member of the Econometric Society, a past vice president of the American Economic Association, and a member of the American Academy of Sciences.

Mais Lecture

The annual Mais lecture is regarded as the City of London’s foremost event for the banking and finance community, and is attended by senior practitioners and academics. Since its inception in 1978, the Mais has maintained a tradition of prestigious speakers such as Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Mark Carney, Mervyn King and George Osborne.


Arrivals/Registration:          6.00pm - 6.30pm
Mr Blanchard presents:      6.35pm - 7.15pm
Q&A:                                  7.15pm - 7.30pm
Sponsored Networking:      7.30pm - 9.00pm

Dress code: Business Attire

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When & where

6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 7th October 2015

Cass Business School 106 Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom

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