Francesco Bianchi

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
201B Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1828

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.

He is on leave for Spring Semester 2017.

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2009
  • M.A., Princeton University 2007
  • B.A., Bocconi University (Italy) 2003

Bianchi, F, and Melosi, L. Constrained Discretion and Central Bank Transparency. October 16, 2016.

Bianchi, F, and Melosi, L. Constrained Discretion and Central Bank Transparency. February 1, 2015.

Bianchi, F, and Melosi, L. Dormant Shocks and Fiscal Virtue. May 1, 2013.

Bianchi, F. "Rare Events, Financial Crises, and the Cross-Section of Asset Returns." Economics Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 41 (March 1, 2015).

Bianchi, F, Mumtaz, H, and Surico, P. "Dynamics of the Term Structure of UK Interest Rates." Economics Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 39 (March 1, 2009).

Modeling the Evolution of Agents' Beliefs and Uncertainty in General Equilibrium Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016