Chief Economist, EBRD
Erik Berglof has been the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since January 2006. Prior to joining the EBRD, he held the position of Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was previously Assistant Professor at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He is a widely published and internationally respected specialist in the field of transition economics. His focus has been on policy-related issues in transition economies, and he has regularly provided advice to national governments and international institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
Mr Berglof was the founder and President of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in Moscow, Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and Board Member and Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He holds a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics.