Obstfeld will succeed Blanchard at IMF

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Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld will succeed Olivier Blanchard as the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, managing director Christine Lagarde announced today (July 20).

Obstfeld is currently a member of US President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, on leave from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was first named a professor of economics in July 1989. He will join the IMF on September 8.

"I am thrilled to have Maurice join us at the Fund. His outstanding academic credentials

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