Olivier Blanchard, director of research at the International Monetary Fund, says Greece's troubles pose little threat to the broader global economy.
In a statement Thursday, Blanchard said the world economy has "withstood the stress tests of the last two weeks fairly well."
Blanchard noted that Greece makes up just 2 percent of the 19-nation eurozone's economy and less than 0.5 percent of the world's economy.
"We continue to hope for and work toward a positive solution by which Greece remains in the eurozone," he says. "There is little question that Greece is suffering and may suffer even more under the scenario of a disorderly exit from the Eurozone. But the effects on the rest of the world economy are likely to be limited."