Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

Professor of Economics and S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management
Dept of Economics
(510) 643 3783
(510) 642 6615
Research Expertise and Interest
economics, exchange rate, lending booms, consumption, capital flows, global imbalances, external adjustment, international prices, international portfolios, financial crises, eurozone crisis
Research Description

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 UC Berkeley department of economics in 2003.

Professor Gourinchas' main research interests are in international macroeconomics and finance. His recent research focuses on the importance of the valuation channel for the dynamics of external adjustment and the determination of exchange rates; on the determinants of capital flows to and from developing countries; on international portfolios; on global imbalances and on international price discrimination.

In 2007, professor Gourinchas was awarded the Bernacer prize for best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40. In 2008, he received the prize for best young French economist from Le Monde and the Cercle des Economistes.

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