Lars Jonung

affiliated with the university, professor emeritus

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics


  • Bank of Sweden, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Knut Wicksell, Financial crises, Swedish stabilization policy, Inflationary expectations, Swedish economic thought, Price controls, Economics of European integration


Lars Jonung is professor emeritus at the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Department of Economics, Lund University, Sweden, since 2010. He served as chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2012-13. He was Research Advisor at DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels, 2000-2010, working on European macroeconomic issues. Prior to moving to Brussels, he was professor in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm. Jonung served as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Carl Bildt in 1992-94. His research covers monetary and fiscal policy, inflationary expectations, the euro, the economics of European integration, and the history of Swedish economic thought. Recently he has published work jointly with Fredrik NG Andersson on the inflation targeting regime of the Riksbank. He is the author of several books and articles in English and Swedish. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1975.


Recent research outputs

Fredrik N G Andersson & Lars Jonung, 2021 Apr 7, I en tid av pandemi – en ESO-antologi med samhällsvetenskapliga reflektioner. Eliasson, J. & Unemo, L. (eds.). Stockholm: ESO (Expergruppen för studier i offentlig ekonomi) vid Finansdepartementet, p. 151-176 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in Report

Lars Jonung, Ulf Persson & Roger Svensson, 2021 Jan 27, Svenska Dagbladet 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

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