Julien Acalin

Julien Acalin

PhD candidate in Economics

Johns Hopkins University


I am a PhD candidate in Economics at Johns Hopkins University.

My research interests include international macro-finance, global capital flows, and public debt.

Before starting my PhD, I held several positions at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the International Monetary Fund, and the Banque de France.


  • Macroeconomics
  • International macro-finance
  • Global Capital Flows
  • Public Debt


  • PhD in Economics, 2023 (Expected)

    Johns Hopkins University

  • MSc in Financial Economics, 2016

    HEC Paris

  • MSc in International Economics, 2014

    Paris Dauphine University / Universidad Autonoma de Madrid


(2020). Global Business and Financial Cycles: A Tale of Two Capital Account Regimes. Seoul Journal of Economics, 2020.


(2016). What Does Measured FDI Actually Measure?. PIIE Policy brief, 2016.


(2016). The Case for Growth-Indexed Bonds in Advanced Economies Today. PIIE Policy brief, 2016.


Work Experience

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Research Analyst - Washington DC (09/2015 - 06/2017)

Working with Prof. Olivier Blanchard
Topics: Public debt, GDP linked-bonds, and Gross capital flows

International Monetary Fund

Fund Internship Program - Washington DC (06/2015 - 08/2017)

Working with Belen Sbrancia
Topic: Financial Repression in Advanced Economies after WWII

Banque de France

Economist - Paris (09/2013 - 09/2014)

Macroeconomic monitoring of the Franc Zone African countries


Average instructor rating: 4.8/5

Econ 104: Seminar in Financial Literacy

Course Instructor: Intersession 2021, 2022

Econ 604: Graduate Macroeconomic Theory (PhD)

TA for Prof. Jeanne: Spring 2019, 2020, 2021

Econ 101: Elements of Macroeconomics

Head TA for Prof. Barbera: Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
TA for Prof. Dasgupta: Summer 2020



Python code for Public Debt and Low Interest Rates

This notebook replicates the analysis of the stochastic overlapping generations (OLG) model developed by Blanchard in his presidential address during the AEA meetings 2019. It takes about 3 minutes to run all the simulations in the notebook.


  • jacalin1@jhu.edu
  • Wyman Park, 3100 Wyman Park Dr building 5th floor, Baltimore, MD 21211