Joseph Sondheimer Professor of Economics
Guido Lorenzoni’s fields of research include macroeconomics and international finance. In recent work, he analyzed the macroeconomic effects of the pandemic and post-pandemic recovery. He has focused on how employment losses in sectors directly affected by the pandemic can cause reductions in aggregate demand that propagate the shock to other sectors, and the role of fiscal policy. He also analyzed how sectoral asymmetries can make it harder for the central bank to achieve full employment and low inflation at the same time.
He is a research associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research and a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and previously served as a consultant to the Office of the Italian Prime Minister. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, as well as a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and an associate editor of the American Economic Review. He is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Lorenzoni received a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was most recently the Cardiss Collins Professor of Economics at Northwestern University.