Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Oct 9, 2017

Olivier Blanchard is the C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the former Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Today, he joins the show to discuss working at the IMF in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. He also shares his thoughts on the limitations of current-day macroeconomic models as well as some suggestions to improve them. David’s blog: Macro Musings podcast site: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Olivier Blanchard’s MIT profile: Olivier Blanchard’s PIIE profile: Olivier Blanchard’s Twitter: @ojblanchard1 Related links: “Do DSGE Models Have a Future?” by Olivier Blanchard “On the Need for (At Least) Five Classes of Macro Models” by Olivier Blanchard “Will Interest Rates Lead to Fiscal Crisis?” by Olivier Blanchard “Getting Serious About Wage Inflation in Japan” by Olivier Blanchard and Adam Posen “Monetary Policy: Science or Art?” by Olivier Blanchard