Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is Professor in the Department of Economics, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. Professor Gourinchas grew up in Montpellier, France, attended École Polytechnique and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1996 from MIT. He taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Princeton before coming to Berkeley.
Professor Gourinchas' research interests are in international macroeconomics and finance. Recent projects include international portfolios (with Nicolas Coeurdacier), global imbalances and currency wars (with Ricardo Caballero and Emmanuel Farhi), international price discrimination (with Gita Gopinath, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Nick Li) and the global financial crisis (with Maury Obstfeld). He is the laureate of the 2007 Bernàcer Prize for best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40, and of the 2008 Prix du Meilleur Jeune Economiste for best French economist under the age of 40. In 2012-2013, Professor Gourinchas was a member of the French Council of Economic Advisors to the Prime Minister and, from 2009-2016, was editor-in-chief of the IMF Economic Review.