Gaetano Antinolfi

​Chair and Professor of Economics
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PhD, Cornell University
research interests:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary and International Economics
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contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 10:00 - 11:30 am​

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1208
  • One Brookings Dr.
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Antinolfi's research and teaching focuses on issues in macro, monetary, and international economics. Recent papers analyze the role of a central bank as a lender of last resort, the equilibrium financial structure of the economy, dollarization, as well as external crises.

He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1997. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis during the fall of 2000 and the spring of 2001. His research examines issues in macro, monetary, and international economics. Recent papers analyze the role of a central bank as a lender of last resort, the equilibrium financial structure of the economy, dollarization, as well as external crises. His teaching is in macroeconomic theory and open economy macroeconomics. He has published a articles in several professional journals including Economic Theory and the Journal of Economic Theory. For more information, downloadable papers and links to publications, please visit gaetano.wustl.edu. Professor Antinolfi teaches macroeconomics at all levels and international macroeconomics.

Selected Publications

“Commitment, Banks and Markets” (with Suraj Prasad), Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming

“Banks and Markets in a Monetary Economy” (with Enrique Kawamura), Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming

“Monetary Policy as Equilibrium Selection” (with Costas Azariadis and James Bullard), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 89(4), July/August 2007, 331-342

“Dollarization, Financial Intermediation and Real Activity: The Inflation Threshold” (with Claudia Landeo and Maxim Nikitin), Canadian Journal of Economics, 40(2), May 2007, 628-649

“Inflation and Establishment Turnover” (with David Kaplan), Eastern Economic Journal, 33(3), Summer 2007, 317-341

Awards

Greek Society Faculty Appreciation Award, Fall 2003

Special Recognition, Graduate Student Senate, Washington University, March 2003

Lilly Fellowship, Washington University, Spring 1998

Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University, 1992-93, 1995-96

Italian Student Foundation Fellowship, 1993-94