Olivier Blanchard is a French economist and Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute and Robert Solow Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT. His research interests are in macroeconomics, including a wide set of issues that range from the role of monetary and fiscal policy to the global financial crisis and the Covid crisis.
He was the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2008–2015 and he served as the President of the American Economic Association 2018. He is one of the most cited economists in the world.
Nicholas Bloom is Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty.
He was the recipient of the Frisch Medal in 2010 for his work on understanding the impacts of large uncertainty shocks. Bloom previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Co.
Stefanie Stantcheva is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and a member of the French Council of Economic Analysis. Her research is in public finance, with a focus on tax and transfer systems, inequality, and the productivity of firms and individuals.
She is the founder and director of the Social Economics Lab at Harvard that studies how people form their understanding, perceptions, and views of public policies. Stantcheva is the recipient of the 2020 Elaine Bennett Research Prize and was named Best Young French Economist 2019.