Prof. Dr. Sergio Rossi, Ph.D.


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


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


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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 FinanceEconomics 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, 2017 and 2019 rankings of the most influential economists in Switzerland established by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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