PLENARY SPEAKERS

November 1: Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University).

Emmanuel Farhi is the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, international economics, and public finance. His papers have been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is a member of the Commission Economique de la Nation, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is a former member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique to the french prime minister. 

He was awarded the 2009 Bernacèr Prize for the best European economist under the age of 40 by the Observatory of the European Central Bank, the 2011 Mallinvaud prize by the French Economic Association, the 2013 Best Young Economist prize by Le Monde and the Cercles des Economistes, and the 2013 Banque de France and Toulouse School of Economics prize in Macroeconomics and Finance. In 2014, he was named one of the 25 best economists under 45 by the IMF.

He grew up in France where he attended the École Normale Supérieure and the Corps des Mines. He was awarded his Ph.D. by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006.

November 2: Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business).

Veronica Guerrieri is the Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, labor and financial market frictions, search theory, dynamic contracting, and growth theory. "Coming from Europe, the malfunctioning of labor markets has always attracted my attention," she says. "My research explores frictional labor markets and other market imperfections."
Guerrieri won the "Bernácer Prize" in 2015 for the best European economist under 40 in macroeconomics and finance, the "Carlo Alberto medal" in 2013 for the best Italian economist under 40, the “Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship” in 2011, the “Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs” in 2010 from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy Guerrieri is a managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies since 2017, and a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Economic Literature since 2014. She is also the co-director of the Macro Initiative of the BFI.
Guerrieri earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude and master's degree in economics from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. She joined Chicago Booth in 2006, she has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2013, and she has been a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 2014. She has been a visiting professor at MIT, Yale, LSE, NYU, CREI and EIEF and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.