Biographical Info of Francesco Bianchi

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University under the supervision of Chris Sims, Francesco Bianchi joined the economics department at Duke University in August 2009. In 2010 he received the Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic Statistics, an award assigned every year by the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association to the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with an applied problem in Business and Economic Statistics. In 2011 he was given the opportunity to become associate editor of the European Economic Review. He has published in the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Review of Economic Studies. Currently, Bianchi’s main research interests involve the role of agents’ beliefs in explaining changes in the reduced form properties of the macroeconomy. Bianchi has also done work on the interaction between the real economy and the term structure of interest rates and on the role of rare events in shaping agents’ expectations.