Professor Erik  Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

Professor in Practice | Director of IGA

Department of Economics

Telephone
+44 (0)20 3486 2941
Extension
2941
Room No
TW3 9.01F
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About me

Professor Erik Berglof became the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) on 1 February 2015. He joined the School as a Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics.

Education
Phd in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
CV, Published papers and media coverage

Teaching
EC240: PPE Interdisciplinary Research Seminar
EC340: PPE Interdisciplinary Research Seminar

Admin Support: Geri Miric (Executive Assistant)
Room number: TW3 9.01
Email: g.e.miric@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7852 3653

Webpages
IGA

External affiliations
Currently, Erik Berglof is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Treasurer of the International Economic Association, Member of the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York, Board Member and Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels, Executive Board Member of the New Economic School in Moscow, Research Fellow and former Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, Trustee of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and Women for Women International.

Short biography
Professor Erik Berglof became the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) on 1 February 2015. Previously he was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to joining the EBRD in 2006, Erik Berglof held the position of Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
He has also been Assistant Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, Berglof is Treasurer of the International Economic Association, Member of the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York, Board Member and Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels, and Executive Board Member of the New Economic School in Moscow.
He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He was the founder and President of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), now part of the New Economic School in Moscow.
In 2013 he was awarded the Leontief Medal for his contributions to economic reforms. 

Professional honours
Awarded Leontief Medal (2013), for contributions to economic reform by the Leontief Centre, St Petersburg; Honoured with “Flag flown over the Capitol” (2013), at request of Senator Mark Warner, (Member, Committees on Banking and Finance) and US Treasury, in recognition of contribution during financial crisis. Fellow (2006-present), Royal Society of the Arts; Fellow (2010-present), European Council for Foreign Relations; Research Fellow (1995-present), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Expertise

Financial Contracting and Corporate Governance; Economic Development and Transition; EU Reform and Global Governance