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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-3:00 and by appointment, F549
Personal Homepage: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pog
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Economics, MIT
MA, Economics, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
MA, Engineering, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees
BA, Physics, Ecole Polytechnique



Positions Held

At Haas since 2013

2013 – present, Professor of Economics, Haas School of Business

2007 – present, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics Department

2003 – 2007, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics Department

1998 – 2003, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

1996 – 1998, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business


External Service and Assignments

  • Editor-in-Chief, IMF Economic Review
  • World Economic Forum, Member of the Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System
  • Bellagio Group
  • Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • French Council of Economic Advisors (2012-2013)
  • Scientific Committee of the Banque of France (2004 – 2012)

Current Research and Interests

  • International macroeconomics
  • Finance
  • Importance of the valuation channel for the dynamics of external adjustment and the determination of exchange rates (with Hélène Rey)
  • Determinants of capital flows to and from developing countries (with Olivier Jeanne)
  • International portfolios (with Nicolas Coerdacier)
  • Global imbalances (with Ricardo Caballero and Emmanuel Farhi)
  • International price discrimination (with Gita Gopinath, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Nick Li)
  • The global finanical crisis (with Maury Obstfeld)

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Obstfeld and Gourinchas, Stories of the Twentieth Century for the Twenty-First, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, January 2012, 4(1), pp.226-265.
  • Gopinath, Gourinchas, Hsieh and Li, International Prices, Cost and Markup Differences American Economic Review, 101(6), pp.2450-86, October 2011
  • Caballero, Farhi and Gourinchas, An Equilibrium Model of `Global Imbalances’ and Low Interest Rates, American Economic Review, 98(1), March 2008.
  • Gourinchas and Rey, International Financial Adjustment, Journal of Political Economy, 115(4), August 2007.
  • Gourinchas and Jeanne, The Elusive Gains from International Financial Integration, Review of Economic Studies, 73(3), July 2006
  • Gourinchas and Parker, Consumption over the LifeCycle, Econometrica, 70(1), January 2002


  • International Monetary Economics, econ182
  • International Finance and Macroeconomics, econ280B

Honors and Awards

  • Bernacer prize for best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40 (2008)
  • Prix du meilleur jeune economist, for the best French economist (2007)

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