Lars Svensson

Biography

Professor Lars E.O. Svensson has been Affiliated Professor at IIES – the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, since June 2009. He is currently Visiting Professor at SIFR – the Institute for Financial Research, Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics. He was Deputy Governor of Sveriges Riksbank (the central bank of Sweden) from May 2007 to May 2013, Professor of Economics at Princeton University from 2001 to 2009, and Professor of International Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University from 1984 to 2003. He has published extensively in scholarly journals on monetary economics and monetary policy, exchange-rate theory and policy, and general international macroeconomics. He has lectured and visited at universities, central banks and international organisations in many countries. He received his PhD in economics from Stockholm University.

Professor Svensson received the Great Gold Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2012. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, a member of Academia Europaea, a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary member of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of the European Economic Association, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. He was chair of the Prize Committee for the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences from 1999 to 2001, a member from 1993 to 2002, and secretary from 1988 to 1992.

Professor Svensson acted as advisor to Sveriges Riksbank in the period 1990-2007 and was a member of the Monetary Policy Advisory Board and the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2004 until his appointment as Deputy Governor of the Riksbank. He has regularly consulted for international, US, and Swedish agencies and organisations. From 2000 to 2001 he undertook a review of monetary policy in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand government, and in 2002 he chaired a committee reviewing monetary policy in Norway.

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