Erik Berglöf was named the chief economist and special adviser to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Berglöf was the director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, he was appointed a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. He has also been an assistant professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and MIT.
Mr. Berglöf is a widely published and internationally respected specialist in the field of financial development and transition economics with a focus on policy-related issues. He has regularly provided advice to national governments and international institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Erik Berglöf was the founder and president of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in Moscow and a program director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, April 2007