About Me: 

I am a senior lecturer at the Monash Business Schoolbased in the Caulfield Campus in Melbourne, Australia.  
My research, teaching, and policy interest are international economics, macro-finance, and banking.

I am also     - a Research Associate at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 
                    - a Member of the Research Program Committee on Banking at the Australian Center for Financial Studies, and
                    - a Member of the Monash Center for Development and Sustainability.

Until June 2015, I was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and an adjunct lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis.

CV and contact:    Monash Business School  - Dept. of Banking and Finance 
                               Caulfield Campus  -  Room H3.89 - Caulfield East - Australia
Email:                     silvio.contessi

Research in progress - with drafts 
    • Aggregate Shocks and the Two Sides of Credit Reallocation, with Riccardo di Cecio and Johanna Francis, January 2015 draft, for an updated draft please email.
    • Financial Choice and International Trade, with Ilhyun Cho, Kathryn Russ, and Diego Valderrama, January 2017, under submission 
    • Near-explosive Dynamics and Risk Migration in Fixed Income Markets,  with Pierangelo De Pace, January 2017, under submission
    • Data Availability in Banking and Capital Markets in Australia in a Comparative Perspective: Deficiencies and Opportunities, Commissioned by the Australian Center for Financial Studies 

I'm blogging! Check out my Plotting Down Under blog   (NEW)

PlottingDownUnder is a blog on "interesting graphs for teaching economics and finance" with downloadable Excel spreadsheets (including a Fred add-in download option when possible) to customize graphs according to your own tastes primarily for teaching and light research. And a request to let me know if you do use this, for tracking purposes. Constructive feedback, guest posts, requests, and publicity are welcome. We'll see how it goes and if I last. There will be some learning.

Reading Group

Melbourne economics/finance events, upcoming:
    • 2nd Monash Business School Macro+Finance Workshop - 11 April 2017 
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