Olivier Coibion is a visiting fellow in the Research Department of the IMF, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the NBER. His research interests include the formation of expectations, monetary policy, commodity prices, inequality and the business cycle. He has published in a number of journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Economic Studies. Olivier holds a PhD from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/site/ocoibion/
Fluent In: French.
PhD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007)
BA from University of California at Berkeley (1999)
Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary (2007-2012)
Council of Economic Advisers (2000-2001)
Brookings Institution (1999-2000)
Associate Editor, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Other Professional Positions:
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
IMF Books and Working Papers:
The Comovement in Commodity Prices : Sources and Implications, Working Paper No. 13/140, June 05, 2013
Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process : A Simple Framework and New Facts, Working Paper No. 12/296, December 20, 2012
Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S., Working Paper No. 12/199, August 01, 2012
The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices : Business Cycle and Policy Implications, Working Paper No. 12/207, August 01, 2012
Publications in Journals (Refereed)
“The Optimal Inflation Rate in New Keynesian Models: Should Central Banks Raise their Inflation Targets in Light of the ZLB?” (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Johannes Wieland), forthcoming in Review of Economic Studies.
“Why are target interest rate changes so persistent?” (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko), forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
“What Can Survey Forecasts Tell Us About Informational Rigidities?” (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko), 2012, Journal of Political Economy 120(1), 116-159.
“One for Some or One for All? Taylor Rules and Interregional Heterogeneity” (joint with Daniel Goldstein), 2012, Journal of Money Credit and Banking 44(2:3), 401-432.
“Are the Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks Big or Small?” 2012, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 4(2), 1-32.
“Strategic Complementarity among Heterogeneous Price-Setters in an Estimated DSGE Model” (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko), 2011, The Review of Economics and Statistics 93(3), 920-940.
“Monetary Policy, Trend Inflation, and the Great Moderation: An Alternative Interpretation” (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko), 2011, The American Economic Review 101(1), 341-370.
“Testing the Sticky Information Phillips Curve,” 2010, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(1), 87-101.
“Equilibrium Demand Elasticities Across Quality Segments: The Role of Entry” (with Liran Einav and Juan Carlos Hallak), 2007, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 25(1), 13-30.
“Inflation Inertia in Sticky Information Models” 2006, BE Contributions in Macroeconomics Vol. 6: No. 1, Article 1.