Faculty Profiles

Leonardo Conte

Course taught at FUS: International Business Economics

Degrees: MSc Economics, BA Economics

Leonardo Conte

Titles and positions:

  • Partnerships Officer at Rethinking Economics

  • Teaching and Research Assistant at Università della Svizzera italiana

  • Junior Research Fellow at Harvard University


Areas of Research and Expertise:

Graduating in Economics at UCSC in Milan (Italy) and USI in Lugano (Switzerland), where he is a PhD Candidate in Marketing and Consumer Behavior. 


After studying abroad in Australia and the UK, he specialized in Development and International Cooperation at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies and contributed to the Harvard Policy and Institutional Research Project. 


He is now Partnerships Officer at Rethinking Economics, a non-profit organization promoting pluralism in Economics teaching. 


Last but not least, he is currently pursuing interdisciplinary research on the threshold between Economic Sociology and Consumer Behavior, focusing on Behavioral Economics and consumer-oriented Nudging. In his spare time, he enjoys producing electronic music, sailing in the Swiss lakes, and practicing Ashtanga yoga.