Henry Ohlsson

Co-Chair RCG for Europe

Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank

Professor Henry Ohlsson, born 1956, is Deputy Governor at Sveriges Riksbank since January 2015. He is on leave from a professorship in Economics at Uppsala University. Henry Ohlsson has been a member of FSB-RCG Europe since 2015. He is also a member of ECB’s International Relations Committee (IRC).

Henry Ohlsson got his PhD in Economics at Umeå University, Sweden, in 1988. He became associate professor at Uppsala University in 1991 and professor in 1999. During the years 1999–2003 he was professor at the University of Gothenburg and returned to Uppsala University in 2003. In 2009  he was elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences.

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 Economics, 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 and he has published more than 40 articles in international scientific journals. 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, and a member of the Economic Council of Sweden 2001-2007, the last two years as chair. 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.