About the Author
Olivier Blanchard is one of Prentice Hall’s most notable economics authors. After graduating with his Ph.D. in economics from MIT, he taught at Harvard and MIT as a Professor of Economics. Blanchard has researched many macroeconomic issues, from the effects of fiscal policy, to the role of expectations, to price rigidities, and more recently, on labor market institutions. He has work for many governments, international organizations, and he has written over 150 articles and 15 books.
In addition, Professor Blanchard is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow and a council member of the Econometric Society, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a past vice president of the American Economic Association.