Adjunct Professor, International Business Economics

MSc Economics
BA Economics


Leonardo Conte graduated in Economics at UCSC in Milan (Italy) and USI in Lugano (Switzerland), where is 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.

Titles and positions

  • Partnerships Officer at Rethinking Economics
  • Teaching and Research Assistant at Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Junior Research Fellow at Harvard University