Emmanuel Farhi is the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research focuses on macroeconomics, finance, international economics, and public finance. His papers have been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He is a member of the Commission Economique de la Nation, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the Center for Economic Policy Research. He is a former member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique to the french prime minister.
He was awarded the 2009 Bernacèr Prize for the best European economist under the age of 40 by the Observatory of the European Central Bank, the 2011 Mallinvaud prize by the French Economic Association, the 2013 Best Young Economist prize by Le Monde and the Cercles des Economistes, and the 2013 Banque de France and Toulouse School of Economics prize in Macroeconomics and Finance. In 2014, he was named one of the 25 best economists under 45 by the IMF.
He grew up in France where he attended the École Normale Supérieure and the Corps des Mines. He was awarded his Ph.D. by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006.