Eric French is a senior economist and research advisor on the microeconomics team in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. French is on leave teaching at University College London for the 2013-2014 academic year. French provides research and analysis in the areas of econometrics, labor and health economics.
French's research has been published in Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Handbook of Labor Economics and Journal of Human Resources and is featured in Chicago Fed research publications, including Economic Perspectives and Chicago Fed Letter. He has taught at the Department of Economics and the Business School at Northwestern University.
French received a B.A. in economics from the University of California–Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.