John Hassler

Professor of Economics at Institute For International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University

John Hassler is Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. Professor Hassler obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1994. He has been teaching subsequently at Stockholm University. His research has covered areas of dynamic public finance, social mobility, growth and climate change. His work has been published in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy and many other international journals. He is member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, where he has served since December 2009 apart for one year. He was the Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2013-16 and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He worked as advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Finance during the financial crisis and is a member of the Finance Minister’s Economic Council He serves as scientific advisor to several Swedish government agencies. He was member of the European Economic Advisory Group between 2008 and 2012. He has also been a member of the Bellagio group of academics and central bankers.