Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

University of California, Berkeley and CEPR

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His main research focuses on macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, and finance. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of International Economics. His recent research focuses on global imbalances and the dynamics of external adjustment; on the determination of exchange rates; on the determinants of capital flows to and from developing countries; on the equilibrium structure of international portfolios; on international price discrimination; and on the determinants of the 2008 financial crisis. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge), the Center for Economic Policy Research (London), the Bellagio group, the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Banque de France. He is the editor-in-chief of the IMF Economic Review.

In 2007, he received the Bernàcer prize for best European economist under 40 in macroeconomics and finance awarded by the Observatory of the European Central Bank. In 2008, he was the laureate of the prize for best young French economist under 40 awarded by Le Monde and Le Cercle des Economistes.

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas grew up in France where he attended Ecole Polytechnique and the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées. He received his PhD in 1996 from MIT and taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Princeton University before joining UC Berkeley.

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