Professor Giuseppe Fontana



Chair of Monetary Economics, University of Leeds, 2007 to present 
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), University of Leeds, 2000
PhD in Economics, University of Leeds, 1999
Dottorato di Ricerca in Economics, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, 1997
M.A. in Economics, University of Leeds, 1995
Laurea in Economics, First Class Honours cum Lauda, University of Naples, 1993

Short Biography

Giuseppe Fontana is Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of Leeds (UK), Associate Member at the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy (CCEPP, University of Cambridge, UK), Life Member Fellow at Clare Hall (University of Cambridge, UK), Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute (USA), and Associate Professor at the University of Sannio (Italy). He was a member of the co-ordinating team/executive board and work-package leader of the 8 million EU FP7 research project FESSUD ( At the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston he was elected President of the Association for Social Economics (
He is an expert of the Endogenous Money theory and the New Consensus Macroeconomics theory, and of monetary and fiscal policies. He has authored and co-authored over thirthy book chapters, and over fifty international journal papers including publications in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Ecological Economics, Environment and Planning A, Feminist Economics, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Metroeconomica, Review of Political Economy, Review of Social Economy, and the Scottish Journal of Political Economy. He has also co-edited several books, including Macroeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Pedagogy (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010) with Mark Setterfield, and The Global Economic Crisis: New Perspectives on the Critique of Economic Theory and Policy (Routledge, 2011) with Emiliano Brancaccio. He has also published the monograph Money, Time, and Uncertainty (Routledge, 2010).

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