John Hassler

John Hassler is Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He is serving as a member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.  He is also the Vice Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, in charge of evaluating the government’s economic policy. He worked as advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Finance during the recent financial crisis when he was also a member of the European Economic Advisory Group. He is currently a member of the Bellagio group of academics and central bankers. Professor Hassler obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.  He has been teaching subsequently at the Stockholm University. His research has covered areas of dynamic public finance, social mobility, growth and climate change.

Content by John Hassler
  • Project

    On the distribution of climate damages in the poor world

    The long-term aim of the present project is to construct a large simulation model that can be used to predict how poor countries, and regions within poor countries, are affected by global warming. One feature of the model is that it predicts economic outcomes and climate outcomes jointly: it is an “integrated” assessment model. The main novelty, compared to existing...

    4 Sep 2014 | Per Krusell, John Hassler, Conny Olovsson, Tony Smith

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Ugandan oil - a blessing or a curse? (Policy Brief)

    1 May 2013 | John Hassler, Per Krusell, Abdulaziz Behiru Shifa, Daniel Spiro

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Ugandan oil - a blessing or a curse? (Working Paper)

    31 Mar 2013 | John Hassler, Per Krusell, Abdulaziz Behiru Shifa, Daniel Spiro

  • Project

    Fiscal Strategy Incorporating Oil

    This paper addresses a number of macroeconomic concerns facing a devel- oping country that falls upon a large stock of a valuable natural resource. Our focus is on Uganda, on whose territory substantial amounts of oil were recently discovered. Although this rather unexpected event is likely to affect the lives of many— in fact, arguably most— Ugandans, history is full of...

    1 Apr 2012 | Per Krusell, Marguerite Duponchel, John Hassler, Abdulaziz Behiru Shifa, Daniel Spiro