Transition Assistance Practice Group / Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science

Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and its newly launched Global Policy Lab at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has published widely in top journals on economic and political transition, corporate governance, financial development and EU reform. He is a member of the Secretariat for the G20 Eminent Persons Group tasked with reviewing global financial governance. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Futures Council on the Financial and Monetary Systems, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York.

Prior to joining the LSE, Professor Berglof was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Previously, he was Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was Assistant Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Sweden.