Alesina gives the 2019 Sandmo Lecture

By Sigrid Folkestad

29 May 2019 16:19

Alesina gives the 2019 Sandmo Lecture

Harvard Professor Alberto Alesina is this year’s guest lecturer at NHH’s Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy.

Alberto Alesina (b. 1957) is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University’s Departement of Economics.

Professor Alesina’s work covers a variety of topics, spanning from political business cycles, the process of European integration, currency unions and differences in the economic system in the US and Europe, to ethnic conflict, inequality and redistributive policies, and the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, to mention only a few.

He has published extensively in all major academic journals in economics, written five books and been co-editor and associate editor of several journals.

Professor Emeritus Agnar Sandmo, Department of Economics, NHH.
Professor Emeritus Agnar Sandmo, Department of Economics, NHH. Photo: Helge Skodvin


The Agnar Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy will be held at NHH 5 June 2019.

NHH established the annual guest lecture and a junior visiting fellowship in 2008 to honour Professor Emeritus Agnar Sandmo for his long contribution and international standing in the field.

The junior visiting fellow for 2019 is Associate professor Peter Nilsson from Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University.

Nilsson is invited to visit and work at NHH's Department of Economics.