MIT-trained economists on Obama's national recovery team
will work with MIT economists in leadership roles around the globe.
Here are some of the guiding figures:
Olivier Blanchard (PhD’77), appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund in September 2008, is a macroeconomist specializing in monetary policy, global imbalances, labor-market performance and speculative bubbles.
Mario Draghi (PhD’76), Governor of the Bank of Italy and Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union, in seeing hope for global economic recovery in global economic cooperation.
Stanley Fischer (PhD’69) is Governor of the Bank of Israel. A former Killian professor of economics and department head at MIT, Fischer has also held leadership positions at the IMF and the World Bank.
Jose De Gregorio (PhD’90), Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, has published widely on stabilization policies, foreign exchange regimes and economic growth. Gregorio succeeded Vittorio Corbo (Phd ’71), an authority on macroeconomics, international trade and economic development and economic tightness processes.
Athanasios Orphanides (PhD’90), Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, received SB degrees in economics and in mathematics from MIT, followed by his PhD in economics in 1990. Before taking on the central bank leadership, Orphanides worked in the US at the Federal Reserve.