Maurice Obstfeld

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Maurice Obstfeld
Occupation Chief Economist
Employer International Monetary Fund

Maurice Obstfeld will be the International Monetary Fund's new chief economist, succeeding Olivier Blanchard who is retiring. Obstfeld, known as "Maury" to his friends, has academic experience as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and policy experience as a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.

To most economists he is known for his "Foundations of International Macroeconomics", a textbook for master's students on macroeconomics courses that he wrote with Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University.[1]