Per Krusell

Savings Banks Foundations and Swedbank Chair in Macroeconomics, Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg chair in Economics at Institute For International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University, Centennial Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science

Per Krusell is Professor of Economics at Stockholm University and holds a part-time position as Centennial Professor at London School of Economics. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stockholm School of Economics, he obtained a 1992 PhD from the University of Minnesota. He subsequently held assistant-professor positions at Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as full-professor positions at the University of Rochester and Princeton University. He received numerous awards and grants, among them several National Science Foundation grants, the 2007 Söderberg Prize, an advanced ERC grant, Wallenberg Scholar grants, a program grant from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, a Söderberg professorship, and an honorary doctorate from the European University Institute; in 2020 he will be the elected President of the European Economic Association. Krusell's research has focused on macroeconomics, broadly defined, with particular contributions in the areas of technological change, inequality, political economy, macroeconomic policy, and labor economics. He is currently pursuing a long-term project on the interactions between global sustainability, in particular climate change, and the economy.