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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 (2019-23) 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.

He currently serves as Deputy Head of the Department of Banking and Finance

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Monash teaching commitment


BFC5916 - International Banking (M.B.F.)


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

BFF3321 - International Finance

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)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Ph.D., Aggregate Implications of Firm Heterogeneity in Open Economies, Johns Hopkins University

Award Date: 30 May 2008

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