Ryan Chahrour is an associate professor of economics at Boston College and an associate editor at the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His current research focuses on the role of people’s beliefs in driving macroeconomic cycles. He also has studied the effects of monetary and fiscal policy, and the consequences of pricing frictions both within and across countries. Chahrour joined Boston College after receiving his PhD in economics from Columbia University in 2012. Prior to his graduate studies, he received a BA in philosophy and economics from Swarthmore College and worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.