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.