Erik Berglöf

Chief Economist
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2006. He has previously held the position of Professor and Director of SITE at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has also taught at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

He has published widely on financial development, corporate governance and transition economics. His interests have been particularly oriented towards policy issues in emerging economies, but he has also contributed extensively to the debate on regional and global institutional architecture. He has regularly provided advice to national governments and international institutions including the 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 Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He is a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Since its release in late 2013, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Transition Report “Stuck In Transition” has generated a lot of attention for its compelling and provocative conclusions about the intersection between economic and political reform.
 
In this “New Economic Thinking” interview, EBRD Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President Erik Berglof, who also is a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Governing Board, discusses the report’s findings with Institute President Rob Johnson.
 
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Breakout panel titled "The Euro Zone Currency System: Catalyst or Wrecking Ball for the European Union?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's "Changing of the Guard?" conference in Hong Kong. Featured panelists include INET Advisory Board members Erik Berglöf and Harold James, Dennis Snower, Lars Feld, Harold James, and Leif Pagrotsky, with moderator Niels Thygesen.

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Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development speaks on panel entitled "The Challenge of DeLeveraging and Overhangs of Debt I: Inflation and Austerity" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 13, 2012. #inetberlin

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The global economic and financial crisis hit Eastern Europe harder than anywhere in the world. The region was shut off from global financial flows essentially overnight and some Eastern European countries lost a staggering 20% of GDP in one year. What does such a large loss in economic output do to the average household? The latest Transition Report of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provides some worrying answers.

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In INET's complete interview with Erik Berglöf, he catches us up on what has been happening in Europe recently. The topics covered include how the crisis affected development and regulation of the greater Euro zone, and how countries in Asia represent both competition and new opportunities.