Francisco Buera is the Sam B. Cook Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis and a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where he was previously a visiting scholar and a senior economist. Francisco was also a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He has taught at Northwestern University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Francisco received a B.A. in economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on macroeconomics and macroeconomic development and has addressed topics such as the rise of the service economy, financial markets’ role in development, and the diffusion of technologies across countries.
Francisco is an associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. His work has appeared in Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Political Economy.