Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas


Fields: Macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, finance

Research interests: International financial integration, external adjustment, exchange rate dynamics; consumption, precautionary savings, lending booms, fiscal federalism, forward premium puzzle, labor market and exchange rates

Short Biography and Research Interests

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas grew up in France where he attended Ecole Polytechnique. He received his PhD in 1996 from MIT and taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Princeton University before joining the Berkeley economics department in 2003 as an assistant professor. He is a Research Associate with NBER and a Research Fellow with CEPR (London) and the International Growth Center (London).

Professor Gourinchas is editor of the IMF Economic Review. He is also associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondation Banque de France. He is the winner of the 2007 Bernacer Prize for best European Economist under 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and winner of the 2008 prize for best French economist under 40.

Current Status: Teaching

Office: 691A Evans
Mailing address: University of California
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Berkeley CA 94720-3880

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