Bengt R. Holmström

Economist, Academic

1949 –

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Who is Bengt R. Holmström?

Bengt Robert Holmström is the Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at M.I.T. He is a Finnish citizen and belongs to the Swedish speaking minority in Finland.

Holmström received his B.S. in math and science from University of Helsinki, a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Stanford University in 1975, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has been on the faculty of M.I.T. since 1994.

He is particularly famous for his work on incentives under asymmetric information.

Holmström was a member of Nokia Corporation's board of directors from 1999 until 2012. He is a member of the Board of the Aalto University. He is also a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2001.

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Born
Apr 18, 1949
Helsinki
Also known as
  • Bengt R. Holmstrom
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • University of Helsinki
  • Bachelor of Science
Employment
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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