The US State Department has appointed Emily Blanchard, Associate Professor of Business Administration, to serve as its Chief Economist. Blanchard is taking time off from TAC for this State Department appointment and will return to school after that.
The Office of the Chief Economist helps ensure that US foreign policy benefits workers, their families, and their communities. In her new role, Blanchard will direct the department’s analysis and sharing to generate data-driven insights that will inform decision makers on many issues — including trade, supply chains, trade diplomacy, infrastructure and climate change.
“I will draw on Dr. Blanchard’s analysis and strategic advice regarding the major geoeconomic forces shaping our world and to ensure that our international economic policies fuel inclusive economic growth and advance the American people,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement.
Upon joining the faculty at Tuck in 2011, Blanchard quickly established a reputation as an influential and highly engaged professor. With courses such as The Global Economy for Managers, a core component of Tuck’s core curriculum, timely electives such as Collaboration and Competition in the 21st Century Global Economy, and countless experiential learning opportunities, Professor Blanchard has helped dozens of MBA students in deepening their understanding of international economics and politics.
“I think the students of Tuck are different and special as a group,” Blanchard says. They seem to have this amazing intellectual curiosity. They are hungry for conversations about the world and their place in it.”
In 2016, Blanchard received the Teaching Excellence Award, an annual recognition that celebrates faculty who, in the eyes of their students, have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of the educational experience.
A former student said in 2016: “Professor Blanchard is not only a leading expert in her field, she masterfully balances the work of lecturing, coaching, and advocating for students on their own individual learning journeys.”
Outside of the classroom, Blanchard has educated the public at large about the complexities of the global economy through basic academic research, media appearances, and editorial work with prestigious journals including International Economics Journal And world economics review.