Francesco Bianchi is the Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University and a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. He is a member of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Bianchi received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2009. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was a professor at Duke University. He has held visiting or teaching positions at UCLA, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Northwestern University. In 2015 he was awarded the Wim Duisenberg Research fellowship and in 2010 he received the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Finance, and other leading academic journals. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Quantitative Economics, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.
He has discussed his research at the 2022 Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, the 2021 G20 FWG meeting, and at numerous central banks. Professor Bianchi’s main research interests involve the use of machine learning techniques to improve forecasts, the role of agents’ beliefs in explaining macroeconomic dynamics, the interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, and the effects of political agendas and monetary policy on asset prices.