Olivier Jeanne


Wyman Park Building 582
Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon
Curriculum Vitae


I joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Economics in September, 2008, after ten years in various positions at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. My research spans an array of applied and theoretical topics in international and domestic macroeconomics: capital flows, exchange rate regimes and currency crises, sovereign debt and defaults, international liquidity, and monetary policy. Outside of Hopkins, I am also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, Cambridge MA), a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London), and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.).

A complete list of work can be found here. 

Recent Papers:

"Optimal Reserves in Financially Closed Economies," 2016 (with Damiano Sandri). (PDF)

"Macroprudential Regulation Versus Mopping Up After the Crash," 2016 (with Anton Korinek). (PDF)

"The Macroprudential Role of International Reserves," 2016. (PDF)

"A Tractable Model of Precautionary Reserves, Net Foreign Assets, or Sovereign Wealth Funds," 2015 (with Christopher Carroll). (PDF

"The Welfare Gains from Macro-Insurance Against Natural Disasters," 2015 (with Eduardo Borensztein and Eduardo Cavallo). (PDF)

"A Theory of International Crisis Lending and IMF Conditionality", 2015 (with Jonathan Ostry and Jeromin Zettelmeyer). (PDF)

Thought Pieces

“Financial Times Oped: Germany Owes More to Prodigal Periphery” (Link)

“The International Monetary System” (PDF) ( Video)

“The Role of Central Banks: Lessons from the Crisis” (PDF)

“Dealing with Volatile Capital Flows” (LINK)

“We Need a Multilateral Consultation On How To Avoid Global Deflation” (LINK)

Conference Remarks - “Building an International Monetary and Financial System for the 21st Century: Agenda for Reform” (PDF)

“Dealing With Credit Booms and Busts: the Case for Prudential Taxation” (PDF)

“What Inflation Targeting Means in a Credit Crunch” (PDF)