Jesper Linde defended his PhD-thesis in empirical macroeconomics at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1999. Between 1999-2006, Linde worked in the research department at Sveriges Riksbank. His main research interests are empirical and monetary macroeconomics and credit risk modelling. Linde has published papers in leading academic journals like the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economics, Dynamics and Control, and in the Journal of Banking and Finance.Linde has also taught courses in monetary economics in the PhD student program in Stockholm, and been faculty opponent on PhD dissertations at various universities. Since the fall of 2006, Linde is on leave from the research unit to work as Head of the Modelling unit at the Monetary Policy Department, Sveriges Riksbank.