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 

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

 Recent Conferences Organization:
    • 3rd Monash Business School Workshop on Sustainable Development (session and panel organizer) - organized by Monash-CDES in Prato (Italy) 26-7 June 2017
    • 2nd Monash Business School Macro/Finance Workshop (organizer) - 11 April 2017 - Program  
    • 2nd Monash Business School Workshop on Sustainable Development (panel organizer) - organized by Monash-CDES in Prato (Italy) 24-25 June 2016
    • 1st Monash Business School Macro/inance Workshop (organizer)-  22 February 2016 - Program 
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