Silvio Contessi

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


Silvio Contessi joined Monash Business School in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Banking and Finance.

His principal research interests are banking, macro-finance, and international finance.

He is the Lead Investigator of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-22) on "Gross credit flows, credit reallocation, and the macroeconomy."

Before joining Monash, Silvio was a research economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (2008-2015) and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis (2012-2015).

He received his B.A./M.A. from Università Bocconi (Milan, Italy) in 1999, and was awarded his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

Silvio is a research associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and of the Monash Center for Development Economics and Sustainability.

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Monash teaching commitment


BEX6013 - Issues in Financial Intermediaries (Ph.D.)


BFF5230 - Global Financial Markets (M.A.F.)

BFF5050 - Global Banking: Institutions and Issues (M.B.F)

BFF5130 - Case Studies and Research in Banking and Finance (M.B.F)


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Gross credit flows, credit reallocation, and the macroeconomy

Contessi, S., Dong, M. & Minetti, R.


Project: Research

Research Output

Financial choice and international trade

Cho, I., Contessi, S., Russ, K. N. & Valderrama, D., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 157, p. 297-319 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Multinational firms׳ entry and productivity: Some aggregate implications of firm-level heterogeneity

Contessi, S., Dec 2015, In : Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 61, p. 61-80 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

An international perspective on the recent behavior of inflation

Contessi, S., De Pace, P. & Li, L. L., 2014, In : Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review. 96, 3, p. 267-294 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

How did the financial crisis alter the correlations of U.S. yield spreads?

Contessi, S., De Pace, P. & Guidolin, M., Sep 2014, In : Journal of Empirical Finance. 28, p. 362-385 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

International trade, female labor and entrepreneurship in MENA countries

Contessi, S., de Nicola, F. & Li, L., 28 Mar 2014, The Economic and Political Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Middle East and North African Countries. Altomonte, C. & Ferrara, M. (eds.). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 106-140 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review


Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Coursework Teaching

Silvio Contessi (Recipient), Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)