The International Monetary Fund's chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, will step down from his post at the end of September, the global lender said on Thursday.
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Blanchard has helped steer the Fund since 2008.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Thursday that Blanchard will start a new position in October as a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a nonprofit think tank in Washington. (Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Susan Heavey)