Leonardo Conte graduated in Economics at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), with a minor in Quantitative Methods for Economic Sciences. After earning the MSc in Economics and International Policies at the University of Lugano (USI), he is now Teaching and Research Assistant as well as PhD Student in the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society. After the studies in Australia and the UK, he graduated at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and contributed to the development of the Harvard Policy and Institutional Research Project (PIRP) as Junior Research Fellow. Last but not least, he lectures in International Business Economics the Master's students at Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) and he is Partnership Officer at Rethinking Economics (RE).
Leonardo Conte is currently pursuing his interdisciplinary research on the threshold between Economic Sociology, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour. In particular, he is focusing on the performativity of Economics, the sociological analysis of Behavioural Economics and the "Responsibilization" of consumers. His main project is about the impact of "Nudging" practices on consumers, with a specific focus on their use by for-profit firms.