Henry Ohlsson

Henry Ohlsson


Short biography

Professor Henry Ohlsson, born 1956, is Deputy Governor at Sveriges Riksbank since January 2015. He got his PhD in Economics at Umeň University, Sweden, in 1988. He became associate professor at Uppsala University in 1991 and was promoted to professor in June 1999. Henry Ohlsson was professor at the University of Gothenburg 19992003 and at Uppsala University 2003-2015. He was elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences in 2009.

Henry Ohlsson was visiting assistant professor at Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA during the academic year 1992/93. He has also visited LEM and ERMES, Université Panthéon–Assas Paris II, France, several times. During 2011/12, he was visiting professor at School of Economcs, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Henry Ohlsson's research is mainly in the fields of public economics and labor economics. He has published more than 30 articles in international scientific journals, such as American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is a member of the Nordic Tax Research Council since 2011 and the Swedish Tax Academy since 2013.

Henry Ohlsson was a member of the university board of Uppsala University 2010-2015, elected by his peers. He was member of the board of the Swedish Public Employment Service 2007-2015 appointed by the government. Henry Ohlsson was also a member of the scientific council of the Swedish Agency for Public Management 2012-2015. He was a member of the Economic Council of Sweden 2001-2007, the last two years as chair. Henry Ohlsson has served as an expert in several Swedish Official Government Committees on fiscal policy issues.

Henry Ohlsson was also one of four independent economists in the Economic Council for Swedish Industry 1997-2015, the last year as chair. The council is appointed by the social partners within industry and advises the partners.


Last modified: 14 January 2015