Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics; S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business; Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, finance
Current Research
International financial integration, external adjustment, exchange rate dynamics
Current Status
On Leave through Spring 2024
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
Research Interests
Consumption, precautionary savings, lending booms, fiscal federalism, forward premium puzzle, labor market and exchange rates

About Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

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.