Assar Lindbeck

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1930 –

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Who is Assar Lindbeck?

Carl Assar Eugén Lindbeck is an economics professor and an artist. He is still an active economist at Stockholm University and at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. Lindbeck has done research on unemployment, the welfare state, and China's reformed economy. Lindbeck received a Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 1963 with the doctoral thesis A study in monetary analysis.

He is well-known to students of economics for his quip that "next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities".

Lindbeck previously headed the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. In 1992-1993 he headed the so-called "Lindbeck commission", which was appointed by the Government of Sweden to propose reforms in light of the then-ongoing economic crisis.

Lindbeck is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. and previously chaired the Academy's prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Born
Jan 26, 1930
Umeå
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • Stockholm University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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