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Prof. Dr. Sergio Rossi, Ph.D. 

 
Professional address: University of Fribourg
Department of Economics 
Chair of Macroeconomics
and Monetary Economics
Bd de Pérolles 90
CH-1700 Fribourg

PER21 - Office G432
sergio.rossi (at) unifr.ch
T   +41 26 300 82 45
F   +41 26 300 96 78

Office hours:
by appointments via e-mail

 
Short bio:

Sergio Rossi is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, and Senior Research Associate at the International Economic Policy Institute at Laurentian University in Canada. He is a member of the Council of the Jean-Monnet Foundation for Europe and a blogger for the newspaper Le Temps (formerly L’Hebdo). Since 2009 he has been a columnist for Plusvalore, a programme broadcasted on Swiss Radio. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Political Economy (1996), he carried on his research work on monetary macroeconomics, and was honoured with two awards by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the United Kingdom for his Ph.D. degree in Economics at University College London (2000). He has been a guest professor at the Centre for Banking Studies in Lugano (2000–2007) and at various universities in Europe. His research interests focus on macroeconomic analysis, particularly as regards national and international monetary and financial issues. He has authored and edited many books (among them an encyclopedia of central banking), widely published in academic journals, and is regularly invited to TV and radio talk-shows discussing contemporary economic issues at national and international level. He is a member of the scientific board of Cogent Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance Research, the International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, the Journal of Economics and International Finance, the Review of Keynesian Economics and the Review of Political Economy. In 2012, L’Hebdo included him in the 100 most prominent persons in French-speaking Switzerland. He also features in the 2015 and 2017 rankings of the 30 most influential economists in Switzerland established by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Date of birth: 2 December 1967 in Bellinzona (CH)  
Languages: Italian (mother tongue)
French (academic level)
English (academic level)
German (written and spoken)
 
Education:  
1987-1991
1991-1996
1996-1997
 
1997-2000
University of Fribourg, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, licence
University of Fribourg, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, D.Phil.
London School of Economics, Department of Economics,
post-doctoral year
University College London, Department of Economics, Ph.D. in Economics
 
Earned degrees:  
05/07/1991
14/02/1997
30/06/2000
Lic. rer. pol., University of Fribourg, overall mark summa cum laude
Dr. rer. pol., University of Fribourg, overall mark summa cum laude
Ph.D. in Economics, University College London
 
Ph.D. Thesis:  
  Price Indices, Monetary Analysis and Inflation, University College London, 2000 (Principal Supervisor: Professor Victoria Chick, University College London; Second Supervisor: Professor LORD Desai, London School of Economics)  
Prizes and awards:  
1987 Prize 'Camera di commercio, dell'industria e dell'artigianato del Cantone Ticino', Prize 'Union Bank of Switzerland', and Buzi Prize for the best maturity at the Scuola cantonale superiore di commercio, Bellinzona  
1991 Prize 'Fondation en faveur de l'Institut des sciences économiques et sociales de l'Université de Fribourg', for the best licence at the University of Fribourg (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences)  
1997 Vigener Prize for the best doctoral thesis at the University of Fribourg (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences)  
1998-1999 Overseas Research Students Award, by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the United Kingdom  
1999-2000 Overseas Research Students Award, by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the United Kingdom  
Academic career:  
1991-1996 Research and teaching assistant at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland  
1996-1997 Researcher SNF at the London School of Economics  
1997-2000 Researcher SNF at University College London  
1997-2000 Tutor and Internal Examiner at University College London for the courses of Money and Banking, and International Monetary Economics  
2000-2001 Lecturer in Growth Theory (Master course, 84 hours/year) in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland  
2000-2002 Lecturer in Monetary Theory and Policy (Master course, 84 hours/year) in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland  
2000-2002 Maître-assistant in Political Economy in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland  
2001-2002 Lecturer in Monetary Economics II (Master course, 24 hours/year) in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland  
2001-2004 Lecturer in Economic Policy (Master course, 26 hours/year) in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland  
2001-2007 Professor of Economics (40 hours/year) at the Centre for Banking Studies, Lugano, for the Certified International Investment Analyst diploma and for the Diplôme fédéral d'expert en finance et investissement  
2002-2005 Maître d'enseignement et de recherche in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (teaching load: Macroeconomics I+II (Bachelor course, 112 hours/year), Monetary Policy I+II (Master course, 84 hours/year))  
2004-2007 Visiting Professor of Monetary Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland (teaching load: Monetary Theory and Policy, 36 hours/year, Master in Economics, Institutions and Public Policies)  
2005 Guest Professor of Monetary Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Chemnitz (Germany): Commerzbank-Stiftungsgastprofessur in Monetärer Ökonomie (April–May 2005)  
2005-2008 Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (teaching load: Macroeconomics I+II (Bachelor course, 112 hours/year), Monetary Theory and Policy I-IV (Master course, 84 hours/year))  
2008-  Full Professor of Economics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (teaching load: Macroeconomics I+II (Bachelor course, 112 hours/year), Monetary Theory and Policy I-IV (Master course, 84 hours/year))   
Professional society listings:  
 
Association pour le Développement des Études Keynésiennes (ADEK)
Association Internationale des Économistes de Langue Française (AIELF)
Associazione Italiana Storici del Pensiero Economico (AISPE)
Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS)
Eastern Economic Association (EEA)
European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)
European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET)
Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHSS)
Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES)
World Economics Association (WEA)
 
Member of the Editorial Board for the reviews:  
 
Cogent Economics and Finance
Economics and Finance Research
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
Journal of Economics and International Finance
Review of Keynesian Economics
Review of Political Economy
 
Refereeing activities:  
 
Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
Swiss National Science Foundation
University of Grenoble Alpes, France
University of Western Sydney, Australia
Actualité économique
Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia
Cambridge Journal of Economics
Cuadernos de Economía – Spanish Journal of Economics and Finance 
Economic Analysis and Policy
Economics
Economics and Finance Research
European Journal of Economic and Social Systems 
History of Economic Ideas
Iberian Journal of the History of Economic Thought
International Encyclopedia of Public Policy
International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
International Journal of Political Economy
International Review of Applied Economics
Intervention: European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies
Interventions économiques / Papers in Political Economy
Investigación Económica
Italian Economic Journal
Journal of Common Market Studies
Journal of Economic Issues
Journal of Economic Studies
Journal of Economics and International Finance 
Journal of Evolutionary Economics
Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics
Metroeconomica
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
Review of Keynesian Economics 
Review of Political Economy
Review of Social Economy
Rivista italiana degli economisti
Spatial Economic Analysis
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
Studi e Note di Economia
Edward Elgar
Palgrave Macmillan
Routledge
 
Other experiences:  
2000-2004 External examiner in Political Economy for the courses for business managers by the “Camera di commercio, dell'industria e dell'artigianato del Cantone Ticino”, Lugano, Switzerland  
2002- Expert in Political Economy for the colleges of Bellinzona, Locarno and Lugano 2, Switzerland  
2002-2005 Member of the international research group on “Software technologies, financial innovations and the evolution of payment systems” (Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Riccardo Realfonzo, Università del Sannio, Italy)  
2004- Lecturer in Macroeconomics for the Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) of the International Institute of Management in Technologies (IIMT), Fribourg, Switzerland  
2004 Lecturer in Monetary Macroeconomics in the Ph.D. programme of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland  
2005 Lecturer in Economic Policy for the Executive Master in Business Administration of the Verbandsmanagement Institut (VMI), Fribourg  
The Curriculum vitae is also available in pdf form.  

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University of Fribourg - Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - Bd de Pérolles 90 - 1700 Fribourg (Switzerland)
sergio.rossi (at) unifr.ch - Tel: +41 26 300 82 45 - Fax: +41 26 300 96 78 - Office G 432 -    Swiss University