|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.
- Maurice Obstfeld becomes the new Blanchard. The Economist.