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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.)

BFF3331 - International Banking and 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)



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