Silvio Contessi

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Education

Ph.D. Economics
Johns Hopkins University
2007

M.A. Economics
Johns Hopkins University
2004

B.A. Economics
Bocconi University
Milan
1999

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Phone: (314) 444-7410
Fax: (314) 444-8731
Email:silvio.contessi@stls.frb.org

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

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Silvio Contessi

Economist

Please feel free to contact me with comments, questions, or requests for hard copies of these papers by e-mail at silvio.contessi@stls.frb.org.

Published Articles

"How Did the Financial Crisis Alter the Correlations of U.S. Yield Spreads?"
with Pierangelo De Pace and Massimo Guidolin
Journal of Empirical Finance, September 2014, 28, pp. 362-385.

"Understanding the Accumulation of Bank and Thrift Reserves during the U.S. Financial Crisis"
with Su-Hsin Chang and Johanna L. Francis
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, June 2014, 43, pp. 78-106.

"The Cyclical Properties of Disaggregated Capital Flows"
with Pierangelo De Pace and Johanna L. Francis
Journal of International Money and Finance, February 2013, 32, pp. 528-555.

"U.S. Commercial Bank Lending through 2008:Q4: New Evidence from Gross Credit Flows"
with Johanna L. Francis
Economic Inquiry, January 2013, 51(1), pp. 428-444.

"The (Non-)Resiliency of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States during the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis"
with Pierangelo De Pace
Pacific Economic Review, August 2012, 17(3), pp. 368-90.

"Changes in the Second-Moment Properties of Disaggregated Capital Flows"
with Pierangelo De Pace and Johanna L. Francis
Economics Letters, April 2012, 115(1), pp. 122-7.

"Do European Capital Flows Comove?"
with Pierangelo De Pace
North American Journal of Economics and Finance, August 2009, 20(2), pp. 145-61.

 

Working Papers

"What Do We Know about the Relationship between Access to Finance and International Trade?"
with Francesca de Nicola
Working Paper 2012-054B, posted October 2012, updated March 2013.

"Multinational Firms' Entry, Productivity, and Inefficiency"
Working Paper 2010-043D, posted October 2010, updated October 2012.

"How Does Multinational Production Change International Comovement?"
Working Paper 2010-041A, posted October 2010.

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Conference Organization

June 13, 2011
Workshop on Challenges in Open-Economy Macroeconomics after the Financial Crisis organized by Charles Engel, Silvio Contessi and Luciana Juvenal at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

Articles in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Publications

"Three Faces of Low Inflation: U.S., Japan and the Euro Area"
With Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2014.

"An International Perspective on the Recent Behavior of Inflation"
with Pierangelo De Pace and Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Third Quarter 2014, 96(3), pp. 267-294.

"Debt Crisis in Europe Is Easing, but Stability Remains a Long Way Off"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2014.

"Multifamily Rental Housing Is Growing: “Yesterday’s Buyer Is Today’s Tenant”"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, January 2013.

"International Trade, Female Labor, and Entrepreneurship in MENA Countries"
with Francesca de Nicola and Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, January/February 2013, 95(1), pp. 89-114.

"An Application of Conventional Sovereign Debt Sustainability Analysis to the Current Debt Crises"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, May/June 2012, 94(3), pp. 197-220.

"Banking Crises around the World: Different Governments, Different Responses"
with Hoda S. El-Ghazaly
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2011, pp. 10-17.

"TARP Beneficiaries and Their Lending Patterns During the Financial Crisis"
with Johanna L. Francis
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2011, 93(2), pp. 105-126.

"Multinationals from Emerging Economies: Growing but Little Understood"
with Hoda El-Ghazaly
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2010, pp. 16-17.

"The Trade Collapse: Lining Up the Suspects"
with Hoda El-Ghazaly
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, April 2010, pp. 10-11.

"Reader Exchange: Why would a firm want to become a multinational?"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2009, p. 23.

"Foreign Direct Investment, Productivity, and Country Growth: An Overview"
with Ariel Weinberger
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2009, 91(2), pp. 61-78.

 

Recent Commentary

"Bank vs. Bond Financing Over the Business Cycle"
with Li Li and Katheryn Russ
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 31.

"Forward Guidance 101B: A Roadmap of the International Experience"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 28.

"Current Risks from Exports and Foreign Sales"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 26.

"Forward Guidance 101A: A Roadmap of the U.S. Experience"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 25.

"Translating Kurzarbeit"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 17.

"From "Man-Cession" to "He-Covery": Same Old, Same Old"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 3.

"Rent or Buy?"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2013, No. 2.

"Foreign Direct Investment in the United States During the Financial Crisis"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 14.

"Get by with a Little Help from My…Other Exports"
with Li Li
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2012, No. 12.

"U.S. Trade Springs Back"
with Hoda El-Ghazaly
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2011, No. 9.

"Sovereign Debt Shadows"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 22.
- Data Table

"The Evolving Size Distribution of Banks"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2010, No. 1.

"Commercial Bank Lending Data during the Crisis: Handle with Care"
with Hoda El-Ghazaly
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 36.

"Gross Credit Flows of U.S. Commercial Banks until 2008:Q3"
with Johanna Francis
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses, 2009, No. 3.

"Net Exports' Recent (and Surprising?) Contribution to GDP Growth"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis International Economic Trends, November 2008.

"Some Incomes Are Less Average than Others"
with Ariel Weinberger
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis National Economic Trends, October 2008.

"Multinationals Make the Most of IT"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis National Economic Trends, June 2008.


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