Francesco Bianchi is a Professor of Economics at Duke University (on leave) and a Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University for the 2021/2022 academic year. He is a member of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Quantitative Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. Professor Bianchi received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2009. He has held visiting positions at UCLA, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, 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, and other leading academic journals. Currently, Bianchi’s main research interests involve the role of agents’ beliefs in explaining macroeconomic dynamics, the interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, and macro-finance.