Olivier Blanchard is the Class of 1941 Professor of Economics at MIT. He is also Chairman of the Department of Economics at MIT. He did his undergraduate work in France, and received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1977. He taught at Harvard from 1977 to 1982, and has taught at MIT since 1983. He has frequently received the award for best teacher in the department of economics, most recently in 1999. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a past Vice President of the American Economic Association.Olivier Blanchard is the author of 'Macroeconomics (4th Edition)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131860261 and ISBN 0131860267.