François Gourio

Senior Economist

François Gourio is a senior economist on the macroeconomics team in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In this position, he conducts research and policy analysis on business cycles, investment and financial markets.


Before joining the Chicago Fed in July 2012, Gourio was an associate professor of economics at Boston University, and a visiting assistant professor of finance at the Wharton school of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his position at the Chicago Fed, he is a faculty research fellow in the economic fluctuations program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a board member for the Macro-Finance society and serves as associate editor for the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Gourio received an A.B. in economics and statistics from ENSAE (France), an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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Chicago Fed Letter
Economic Perspectives
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Working Papers
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Weather and the Economy

Estimates of the Effects of Weather on U.S. Economic Statistics
This site is based upon research by Francois Gourio and Justin Bloesch at the Chicago Fed and uses weather data from the NOAA/NCDC (as well as standard economic data releases by U.S. statistical agencies).

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