Board

Chair Karolina Ekholm
Karolina is professor of Economics at Stockholm University. She teaches and carry out research in international economics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. Between 2009 and 2014 she served as deputy governor of the Swedish central bank (Sveriges riksbank). Subsequently, between 2014 and 2019 she served as state secretary at the Ministry of Finance with responsibility for economic analysis and international cooperation regarding economic policy.

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Deputy Chair Jonas Eliasson
Jonas is the director of access to the Transport Agency, guest professor in the transport system at Linköping University and director of the Institute of Higher Education for the Science of Innovation and Technology in the Department of Social Development. He is also involved in transport and localisation analysis and has previously been professor of transport system analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology and traffic director in Stockholm. His research is concerned with social-economic analysis methods, transport pricing and the interaction between transport system, environment and social development.

Member Fredrik Carlsson
Fredrik is professor of Economics at University of Gothenburg. His research focus on the interface between behavioral and environmental economics. In particular exploring aspects such as social preferences, norms and fairness concerns for cooperation and resource conservation.

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Member Ann-Zofie Duvander
Ann-Zofie is a professor of demography at the Sociological Institution, Stockholm University. Her research focuses primarily on family policy, often from an international perspective. She has previously worked at the National Health Insurance, SCB and the Inspectorate for Social Insurance.

Member Ingrid Petersson
Ingrid is the Director General of the Research Council Formas. She has a degree in international economics and a long experience of managing and conducting public affairs. She has previously worked in the State Council Office, the Department of Finance and Social Affairs and was director of the Social Insurance Office. She has also been responsible for social contacts in relation to research and innovation on a European level within AstraZeneca.

Member Mikael Sandström
Mikael received a Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1999 and has done research mainly on environmental economics and school choice. In 2002, he became a Political advisor at the Moderate (conservative) Party’s Parliamentary Office. 2006-2014, he was State Secretary for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, responsible for intra-coalition policy coordination. Since 2014, he has worked as a public affairs consultant, as chief economist at the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees, and as advisor to Moderate party leaders Anna Kinberg Batra and Ulf Kristersson.

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Member Anna Seim
Anna is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University. Her research typically addresses various effects of economic policy and she has studied topics such as the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on wage formation and unemployment, and the relationship between long-run growth and political regimes. Anna was a member of SNS Economic Policy Council 2012 and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Swedish National Debt Office since 2013.

Anna Seim

Member Peter Skogman Thoursie
Peter is Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University. Peter’s research field is empirical labour economics, e.g., with a focus on how the social insurance system interacts with the labor market, as well as gender differences on the labour market.

The experts attached to the Board are the heads of the Ministry of Finance’s Budget Department, Economic Affairs Department and Tax and Customs Department.