Francesco Bianchi joins JHU

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Francesco Bianchi will join Johns Hopkins as Visiting Professor of Economics on July 1, 2021 and as the Louis J. Maccini Professor as of July 1, 2022.
 
Professor Bianchi is a leading scholar in the fields of monetary economics, finance and Bayesian time series econometrics.  A member of the NBER and CEPR, he currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Quantitative Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.  Prof. Bianchi is currently at Duke University.
 
His research has been featured in the leading journals of economics and finance, such as the American Economic Review, The Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, and Journal of Monetary Economics, among others.   Currently he is researching the role of agents’ beliefs in explaining macroeconomic dynamics, the interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, and the effects of the COVID recession.
 
The Louis J. Maccini Professorship, established in 2008, is a fitting tribute to Professor Emeritus Louis J. Maccini, who served as chair of the department between 1992 and 2007, and founded the Center for Financial Economics at JHU. Professor Maccini expressed his delight at the appointment. He is joined by the entire department in welcoming Professor Francesco Bianchi to JHU.