John Bluedorn is a Senior Economist in the European department, where he is part of the euro area team. He previously worked on the World Economic Outlook in the Research department, contributing to a number of chapters. Before joining the IMF, he was a professor at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, after a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford. He has published on a range of topics in international finance, macroeconomics, and development. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.