Professor Francisco Buera's Insights into Trade Frictions and Modeling

As a leading macroeconomist, Francisco Buera’s best-known work lies at the intersection of finance, economic growth, and development economics. A professor at Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri,USA), Buera’s research spans many topics,including the role of financial markets in the process of development, the rise of the service economy, and the diffusion of technologies and economic policies across countries.
Before joining the university, he served as a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In an interview after his keynote speech, Professor Buera shared his insights into free trade, trade frictions and modeling.