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Erik Berglöf

Director of the Institute for Global Affairs at the London School of Economics

As of 2015, Erik Berglöf is a professor at the London School of Economics, and Director of its Institute for Global Affairs, a new school for public policy which will also launch a research-based do tank focusing on emerging markets.

From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Berglöf  served as Chief Economist and special adviser to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He is a widely published and internationally respected specialist in the field of transition economics, as well as financial contracting, corporate governance, financial development and EU reform.

As expert on policy-related issues in transition economies, he has regularly provided advice to national governments and international institutions including the IMF, the World Bank and OECD.

Prior to joining the EBRD in 2006, Mr. Berglöf was director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.

He was previously assistant professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the founder and president of the Center for Economic and Financial Research in Moscow.

Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He serves on the boards of the European Corporate Governance Institute, the New Economic School in Moscow, the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York. He is a trustee of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.

In 2013, he was awarded the Leontief Medal for contributions to economic reform.

Articles by Erik Berglöf

Europe: A New Geopolitical Tax?

How best to cope with an era of new divisions in Europe.

January 1, 2015