Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and important and influential advisor to various governments, companies and banks in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East
In 1975 and 1977, Prof. Sweder van Wijnbergen received his doctorate in physics from the Rijks Universiteit Utrecht and his doctorate in econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, respectively. At the Massachusetts (USA) Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge (USA), he received his doctorate in economics in 1980.
He worked at the World Bank as chief economist Eastern Europe and as chief economist Mexico and Latin America. Until 1997, he was a professor at the London School of Economics. And until 1999, Prof. Sweder van Wijnbergen was Secretary General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In that capacity – but also afterwards – he launched many original ideas about the national debt, the new economy, the new tax system, market forces and privatization.
He is founder and was CEO of Infomedics NV, an Internet intermediary in healthcare. He is also Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and publishes widely in the field of international economics and public finance.
In addition, Prof. Dr. Sweder van Wijnbergen has long been an important and influential advisor to various governments, companies and banks in Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and now also in the Netherlands. His advisory role focuses particularly on the areas of:
Prof. Dr. Sweder van Wijnbergen is also available for lectures or in the role of chairman and discussant. Topics on which Prof. Dr. Sweder van Wijnbergen speaks include: economic issues, market forces and competition policy.