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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

Office hours: appointments
via e-mail

Office: G 432 Pérolles
Phone: +41 26 300 82 45
Fax: +41 26 300 96 78
E-mail: sergio.rossi (at) unifr.ch

 
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 magazine 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 ranking 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 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 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
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 
Metroeconomica
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
 
Conference papers:  
16/09/2016         Communication to the international workshop on “Keynes’s General Theory eighty years later: what lessons for the contemporary world?”, University of Lugano (Switzerland): 'Keynes’s General Theory eighty years later: lessons for the European Monetary Union'
23/01/2016 Communication to the first international summit “Pour un plan B en Europe”, Paris (France): 'Plan pour un nouvel ordre monétaire européen: la transformation de l’euro en monnaie commune'
08/12/2015 Communication to the first post-keynesian Winter School, University of Grenoble-Alpes (France): 'Central banking, monetary policy and the crisis'
16/05/2014 Communication to the international workshop on “Full Employment in Europe: With or Without the Euro?”, University of Grenoble (France): 'The euro must be abandoned to achieve European monetary integration'
20/02/2014 Communication to the conference on “Haushalten & Wirtschaften II”, Berne (Switzerland): 'Un nouvel ordre monétaire national et international'
05/10/2013 Communication to the conference on "American and European Solidarities in a Multipolar World" of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne (Switzerland): 'The global financial crisis and the need for a transatlantic monetary space'
07/12/2012 Communication to the conference on "Sovereign Debts, Economic Policies and Bank Reforms" (Dijon, France): 'The macroeconomic causes of the euro-area crisis: a monetary-structural analysis'
16/03/2012 Communication to the roundtable on "A Europe of growth and solidarity" at the seminar on "A Renaissance for Europe: A Common Progressive Vision" organised by FEPS/Jean Jaurès Foundation/Italianieuropei/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Paris (France): 'Replacing recession and austerity with growth and solidarity across Euroland'
08/03/2012 Communication to the research seminar of the Centre for monetary and financial studies at the University of Burgundy, Dijon (France): 'Espaces monétaires et crises financières: quelles causes et quels effets?'
09/02/2011 Communication to the 8th Conference of the Carlo Cattaneo Association on "Quale Ticino nel 2030", Lugano (Switzerland): 'Quale futuro per l'economia ticinese fra Stato, fisco e mercato?'
22/10/2010 Communication to the 9th International meeting on Ethics, Finance and Responsibility on "The Challenges to Teach Economics, Finance, and Business Administration After the Crisis", Observatoire de la Finance (Geneva, Switzerland): 'Rethinking the teaching of economics'
01/10/2010 Communication to the conference on "Can It Happen Again? Sustainable Policies to Mitigate and Prevent Financial Crises", University of Macerata (Italy): 'Can it happen again? Structural policies to avert further systemic crises'
28/09/2010 Communication to the conference organized by the Berne Chapter of the Pro Ticino on “Introduzione delle nuove disposizioni in materia di scambio d'informazioni (art. 26 OCSE) e conseguenze”, University of Berne (Switzerland): 'Art. 26 modello OCSE per le CDI: conseguenze e indirizzi strategici per la piazza finanziaria ticinese'
15/09/2010 Communication to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Berne (Switzerland): 'Money, banks, and payments: the structural factors of financial instability and systemic crises'
14/06/2010 Communication to the Avenir-Suisse Event on '“Too big to fail”: rischi e rimedi', Lugano (Switzerland) 
24/05/2010 Communication to the International Monetary Economics Seminar at the University of Bergamo (Italy): 'Elementi strutturali per la riforma dell'architettura monetaria e finanziaria internazionale ispirati dal “piano Keynes”'
20/05/2010 Communication to the FINMA Workshop “Perspektiven der Finanzmarktregulierung” (Berne, Switzerland): 'The 2007-10 economic crisis: also a crisis of economics?'
16/04/2010 Communication to the conference on “Monetary Analysis” (Grenoble, France): 'Monnaie, banques et paiements: les éléments structurels de la crise économique'
11/12/2009 Communication to the conference on “The Financial and Monetary Crisis: Rethinking Economic Policies and Redefining the Architecture and Governance of International Finance” (Dijon, France): 'The 20079 financial crisis: an endogenous-money view'
26/11/2009  Communication to the Applied economics seminar at the University of Rennes 1 (France): 'The 2007–9 financial crisis: an endogenous-money view' 
30/10/2009  Communication to the conference “The World Economy in Crisis: The Return of Keynesianism?” (Berlin, Germany): 'Global imbalances and international monetary disorder: supranational money as a means to avoid another global crisis' 
07/10/2009  Communication to the International Conference of the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR) on “The Changing Geography of Money, Banking and Finance in a Post-Crisis World” (Ancona, Italy): 'International payment finality requires a supranational central-bank money: reforming the international monetary architecture in the spirit of Keynes' 
03/06/2009  Communication to the Conference of the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (Florence, Italy) on “Financial Crises in the Economists’ View”: 'The 2007–8 financial crisis: an endogenous-money view' 
08/01/2009  Communication to the American College Program “Survey of International Organizations 2009” (Fribourg, Switzerland): 'Local currencies and global imbalances: the roots of the current economic crisis' 
31/10/2008  Communication to the conference “Macroeconomic Policies on Shaky Foundations: Whither Mainstream Economics?” (Berlin, Germany): 'Mainstream economics and the macroeconomic foundations of macroeconomics' 
22/05/2008  Communication to the 18th conference of the International Trade and Finance Association (Lisbon, Portugal): 'International capital flows within a single currency area: lessons from the European Monetary Union' 
24/04/2008 Communication to the Conference on “John Maynard Keynes 125 Years: What Have We Learned?” (Roskilde, Denmark): 'Exchange rate fluctuations as a result of international monetary disorder: lessons from the post-Bretton Woods regime in the spirit of Keynes' 
21/03/2008  Communication to the Conference on “Humanism and religion in the history of economic thought” (Treviso, Italy): 'Ontologia del denaro: moneta e valore da una prospettiva interdisciplinare' 
28/02/2008 Communication to the conference on “Probleme der internationalen Währungsordnung und der internationalen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen”, Berlin (Germany): 'Wechselkursschwankungen als Ergebnis internationaler Währungsunordnung' 
30/11/2007 Communication to the Conference on “Post-Keynesian Economic Policy” (Dijon, France): 'Monetary policy without reserve requirements: central bank money as means of final payment on the interbank market'
29/09/2007 Communication to the Bi-annual Canada/US Eastern Border workshop on “Post-Keynesian Perspectives on Monetary Policy” (Montreal, Canada): 'Administered interest rates and interbank settlements: monetary policy in a world with zero reserve requirements'
06/08/2007 Communication to the American College Program “Survey of International Organizations 2007” (Fribourg, Switzerland): 'National versus supranational currency, settlement systems and international capital flows'
22/05/2007 Communication to the Conference of the International Association of French-speaking Economists (Warsaw, Poland): 'La libre circulation des capitaux au sein de la zone euro: enjeux et problèmes'
24/04/2007 Communication to the “First Post Keynesian Circuitist Workshop”, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble (France): 'Monetary circuit theory and money emissions'
23/03/2007 Communication to the “Eight Mediterranean Research Meeting”, European University Institute, Montecatini Terme (Italy): 'A common currency for Middle Eastern and North African countries? Lessons from the European Monetary Union'
09/03/2007 Public lecture in the Department of Economics at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy): 'Emissione e circuito monetario: un’analisi critica'
25/02/2007 Communication to the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (New York, USA): 'Aim and scope of European monetary policy: a critical assessment'
27/10/2006 Communication to the workshop on “European Integration in Crisis” (Berlin, Germany): 'International capital flows within a single currency area: the deflationary case of the European Monetary Union'
27/07/2006 Communication to the American College Program “Survey of International Organizations 2006” (Fribourg, Switzerland): 'National versus supranational currency, settlement systems and international capital flows'
07/07/2006 Communication to the Conference on “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy” (Bilbao, Spain): 'Inflation targeting: a conceptual appraisal'
17/06/2006 Communication to the Conference on “Theory and Practice of Economic Policy: Tradition and Change” (Padova, Italy): 'The theory and practice of income distribution: a monetary circuit analysis'
06/05/2006 Communication to the multidisciplinary workshop on “The Nature of Money” (Sudbury, Canada): 'International money: where do we stand?'
04/03/2006 Communication to the Conference on “Euroland: Global Player or Global Drag?”, Franklin College Switzerland (Lugano): 'The role of the euro in the international monetary arena: present and prospects'
03/12/2005 Communication to the Conference on “The Political Economy of Governance” (Dijon, France): 'Inflation targeting and monetary policy governance: the case of the European Central Bank'
29/10/2005 Communication to the workshop on “European Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies” (Berlin, Germany): 'The monetary policy strategy of the ECB: would inflation targeting be enough for a successful stabilisation policy?'
07/10/2005 Communication to the Conference on “European Territorial Cohesion and Sustainable Development: Convergence and Competitiveness” (Benevento, Italy): 'European monetary integration: convergence, divergence, or exclusion?'
08/07/2005 Communication to the Conference on “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy” (Bilbao, Spain): 'Making the European Central Bank more democratic and accountable'
27/05/2005 Communication to the “9th International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance” (Crete, Greece): 'The deregulation of central banking: towards an international market for good monetary policy'
27/04/2005 Communication to the Research workshop of the Department of Economics at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany): 'Deregulation of central banking'
30/10/2004 Communication to the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy 2004 Conference (Crete, Greece): 'Endogenous money: the evolutionary versus ontological views'
15/07/2004 Communication to the Conference on “Developments in Economic Theory and Policy, Institutions and European Integration” (Bilbao, Spain): 'Cross-border transactions and financial stability: the importance of an international settlement agent'
18/03/2004 Communication to the annual conference of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Basel, Switzerland): 'The deregulation of central banking: towards an international market for good monetary policy'
28/02/2004 Communication to the annual conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (Treviso, Italy): 'The monetary-policy relevance of an international settlement institution'  
05/12/2003 Communication to the Conference on “The Monetary Theory of Production: Tradition and Perspectives” (Benevento, Italy): 'Central banking in a monetary theory of production: the economics of payment finality from a circular flow perspective'  
08/11/2003 Communication to the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy 2003 Conference (Maastricht, Netherlands): 'Monetary integration and policy making in an expanding EU'  
25/10/2003 Communication to the workshop on “Controversies on Fiscal Policy” (Berlin, Germany): 'Steuerwettbewerb zwischen Kantonen: eine theoretische und empirische Analyse für die Schweiz'  
19/09/2003 Communication to the Canada/US Eastern Border workshop on “Central Banking in the Modern World” (Ottawa, Canada): 'The monetary policy role of central banks in modern settlement systems'  
05/09/2003 Communication to the British Association for the History of Economic Thought Annual Conference (Leeds, UK): 'Money and credit in Keynes's proposal for an International Clearing Union'  
27/05/2003 Communication to the Conference of the International Association of French-speaking Economists (Athens, Greece): 'Les problèmes monétaires liés à l'élargissement de l'Union européenne'  
12/05/2003 Communication to the SAIS-ICSEAD workshop at the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna, Italy): 'The enlargement of the euro area: what lessons can be learned from EMU?'  
21/03/2003 Communication to the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics Annual Conference (Berne): 'Tax competition between subnational governments: theoretical and policy issues'  
21/02/2003 Communication to the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference (New York, USA): 'The monetary problems of the EU enlargement process'  
28/01/2003 Public lecture in the Department of Economics at the University of Bergamo (Italy): 'Moneta, credito e produzione'  
27/01/2003 Communication to the Monetary Economics workshop in the Department of Economics at the University of Bergamo (Italy): 'L'euro e il processo di allargamento dell'Unione europea: quali lezioni si possono trarre dall'Unione monetaria europea?'  
16/11/2002 Communication to the Conference on “Economic Policies: Perspectives from the Keynesian Heterodoxy”, University of Burgundy at Dijon (France): 'EMU and EU enlargement: what have we learned?'  
19/11/1998 Communication to the Money and Banking Seminar in the Department of Economics at University College London (United Kingdom): 'Money and the price level: measurement problems in inflation analysis'  
19/03/1998 Public lecture in the Department of Economics at University College London (United Kingdom): 'Cooking the books to meet the Maastricht criteria: creative accounting and the single currency'  
07/11/1997 Communication to the Annual Postgraduate Economics Conference at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom): 'A bookkeeping analysis of a monetary economy: some basic theoretical elements'  
20/03/1997 Communication to the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Lucerne): 'Les problèmes de définition et de cohérence des règles budgétaires de Maastricht'  
27/05/1994 Communication to the Conference of the International Association of French-speaking Economists (Luxembourg): 'Le problème d'une monnaie européenne parallèle'  
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