Professor Erik Berglof is the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The IGA brings together several regional and some thematic research centres in order to increase the impact of research, policy thinking and teaching at the LSE. Prior to the LSE, Erik Berglof was the Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Professor Berglof also previously held the position of Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.
He was Assistant Professor at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and has held visiting positions at Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, he is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Treasurer of the International Economic Association, Member of the Governing Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in New York, Board Member and Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels, and Board Members of the New Economic School in Moscow. In 2013 he was awarded the Leontief Medal for his contributions to economic reforms.