Klas Eklund is the Senior Economist of SEB, Adjunct professor of Economics at the University of Lund and member of the Government’s Commission for the Future.
Klas Eklund is a licentiate of economics from the Stockholm School of Economics; the topic of his thesis was long-term industrial growth and transformation. In the 1980?s he worked in the Ministry of Finance (as Deputy Under-Secretary of State) and in the Cabinet office (as economic adviser to the Prime Minister). In 1990-91 he chaired the government’s Productivity Commission, analysing the poor Swedish growth performance in the 1970s and 80s, as well as drawing economic policy conclusions. Between 1994 and 2007 he was SEB’s Chief Economist. Between 2001 and 2010 he was a member of the European Commission’s Group of Economic Policy Analysis.
Mr Eklund has also held a number of other positions, e.g member of the Board of Governors of the Swedish Central Bank, member of the board of the 5th General Pension fund, Chief economist at Sweden Post, Chairman of the government’s Committee for Economic Studies of the Public Sector, Judge for the Swedish Quality Prize, etc. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.