Julian di Giovanni is an Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (Strategic Issues Division). He completed his PhD studies at U.C. Berkeley. His current research interests include Trade and Volatility; Exchange Rate Regimes and Monetary Policy; International M&A Activity; International Trade/Finance.
Personal WebPage: http://julian.digiovanni.ca
Fluent In: French.
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
"Essays on International Capital Flows, Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy"
Advisors: Professors Maurice Obstfeld, Barry Eichengreen, Andrew K. Rose
B.A., Economics and Finance, McGill University, 1998
First class joint-honours, minor in Mathematics
Economist, Strategic Issues Division, Research Department, International Monetary
Fund, June 2004-present
Summer Intern, International Finance Division, Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve System, 2003
Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1999-2004
B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschafliches Archiv.
Awards and Honors:
Academic Progress Award, U.C. Berkeley, 2003
Clausen Center Research Grant, U.C. Berkeley, 2001
Institute of Business and Economic Research Mini-Grant Award, U.C. Berkeley, 2001
Social Science and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, 2000-2002
Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide a la Recherche Fellowship, 1998-2003
Block Grant Fellowship, Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1998-1999
Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1999-2002
Courses: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory (Ph.D.), and Mathematical
Tools for Economists (Ph.D.)
"Trade Openness and Volatility," Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics, joint with Andrei A. Levchenko
"Following Germany’s Lead: Using International Monetary Linkages to Estimate the Effect of Monetary Policy on the Economy," joint with Justin McCrary and Till von Wachter, Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics
"The Impact of Foreign Interest Rates on the Economy: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime," Journal of International Economics, Vol. 74, No. 2 (March 2008), pp. 341-61, joint with Jay C. Shambaugh.
"Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility," with Claudio Bravo-Ortega, IMF Staff Papers, Vol. 53, Special Issue (August 2006), pp. 115-32.
"What Drives Capital Flows? The Case of Cross-Border M&A Activity and Financial
Deepening," Journal of International Economics, Vol. 65, No. 1 (January 2005), pp.
"Putting the Parts Together: Trade, Vertical Linkages, and Business Cycle Comovement, June 2008, joint with Andrei A. Levchenko
"The Risk Content of Exports: A Portfolio View of Trade," with Andrei A. Levchenko, January 2008
IMF Books and Working Papers:
The External Balance Assessment (EBA) Methodology, Working Paper No. 13/272, December 31, 2013
The Global Welfare Impact of China: Trade Integration and Technological Change, Working Paper No. 12/79, March 01, 2012
Power Laws in Firm Size and Openness to Trade: Measurement and Implications, Working Paper No. 10/109, April 01, 2010
Putting the Parts Together: Trade, Vertical Linkages, and Business Cycle Comovement, Working Paper No. 09/181, August 01, 2009
Reaping the Benefits of Financial Globalization, Occasional Paper No. 264, December 16, 2008
Trade Openness and Volatility, Working Paper No. 08/146, June 01, 2008
A Simple Stochastic Approach to Debt Sustainability Applied to Lebanon, Working Paper No. 08/97, April 01, 2008
The Impact of Foreign Interest Rates on the Economy: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime, Working Paper No. 06/37, February 01, 2006
Following Germany's Lead: Using International Monetary Linkages to Identify the Effect of Monetary Policy on the Economy, Working Paper No. 05/86, April 01, 2005
Trade Costs and Real Exchange Rate Volatility: The Role of Ricardian Comparative Advantage, Working Paper No. 05/5, January 01, 2005
Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility, Working Paper No. 05/01, January 01, 2005