The bad math that lost jobs

PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Back in the 1920s, an Austrian newspaper won the title for headline of the decade with a front-page story that read, "Archduke Franz Ferdinand Found Alive; Great War Fought By Mistake."
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Britain's GDP down in fourth quarter

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Britain's Office of National Statistics said the country's economy shrank by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the third.
Why the IMF was wrong

Why the IMF was wrong

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Economic analysis has been dominated by the Keynesians, who want more government stimulus spending, and the followers of Hayek, who insist on cutting public spending. But perhaps we should be listening to the French.
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IMF: Lift U.S. federal debt ceiling soon

IMF: Lift U.S. federal debt ceiling soon

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. policymakers must lift the federal debt ceiling soon, for the sake of the U.S. and world economies, the International Monetary Fund said.

Economic upturn appears to be stalling

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Economists in Washington and elsewhere are warning the economic recovery may be headed for a stall or a downturn, mimicking trends of the past two years.

IMF calls rough economic patch temporary

SAO PAULO, June 17 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Economic Counselor Olivier Blanchard said the U.S. economy had hit a rough patch, but nothing too "worrisome."
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World economy

HONG KONG, July 8 (UPI) -- The global economy is improving enough for the International Monetary Fund to raise its prediction of growth nearly one-half of 1 percent.
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IMF economist says higher yuan will help

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A higher Chinese yuan will help the U.S. economy but more is needed to sustain the U.S. growth, an international economist told Xinhua.

IMF warns recovery could fade

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund in Frankfurt, Germany, issued improved economic forecasts Thursday, but warned that the numbers could be deceiving.
IMF says world economies in virtual stall

IMF says world economies in virtual stall

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund in Washington said global economic growth would practically come to a standstill in 2009.

Will the crisis end in 09?

LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- If governments, banks and consumers all do the right thing, the crisis will end this year. But those are three big 'ifs."
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Analysis: As IMF fiddles, Argentina burns

QUERETARO, Mexico, March 28 (UPI) -- More than a year ago this corespondent pondered the possible impact of a US administration that was inexperienced in the handling of international economic crises and an International Monetary Fund that, weakened by past criticisms, was unwilling or unabl
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Olivier Blanchard
Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor and Director at the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivers remarks on the world economic outlook during a news conference at the IMF Headquarters in Washington on July 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Olivier Jean Blanchard (born December 27, 1948, Amiens, France) is currently the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, a post he has held since September 1, 2008. He is also the Class of 1941 Professor of Economics at MIT, though he is currently on leave. Blanchard is one of the most cited economists in the world, according to IDEAS/RePEc .

Blanchard earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 1977 at MIT. He taught at Harvard University between 1977 and 1983, after which he returned to MIT as a professor. Between 1998 and 2003 Blanchard served as the Chairman of the Economics Department at MIT. He is also an advisor for the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston (since 1995) and New York (since 2004).

Blanchard has published numerous research papers in the field of macroeconomics, as well as undergraduate and graduate macroeconomics textbooks (including his extremely popular Macroeconomics).

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