Stig Axel Bengt Leijonhufvud

Professore Emerito

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Via Inama, 5 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 282279
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Dr. Leijonhufvud was born in Stockholm, Sweden and obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Lund
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
After coming to the United States in 1960, he earned an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He came to the University of California at Los Angeles in 1964 and was named Full Professor in 1971. He has served repeatedly as Chairman of the Economics Department, most recently in 1990-1992. In 1991, he started the Center for Computable Economics at UCLA and remained its Director until 1997. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at the University of Trento, Italy.
Premi e riconoscimenti
Professor Leijonhufvud has honorary degrees from the University of Lund, Sweden, and the University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis, in France. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton and at the Centers for Advanced Studies in Vienna and in Jerusalem and he is an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He has lectured widely and has been a visiting professor at a number of universities including the European University Institute, Florence, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Konstanz, University of Strasbourg, Nihon University in Tokyo, and Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. He has testified before Congress on issues of banking and monetary policy and has been an economic advisor to the President of Kazakhstan as well as a consultant to Russian regional governments. He has been included in 100 Great Economists Since Keynes (M. Blaug, editor), in the International Who's Who, Who's Who in America, etc.

Convegni e conferenze
July 7-10, 1999; Western Economic Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA, Member of Panel discussing Bretton Woods: Original Intentions and Current Problems. Cf. Leijonhufvud, On the Future of the IMF,

Elejalde Foundation Summer School, San Sebastian, Spain, September (dates?). Two Lectures: (1) Austrian Economics: A Personal Perspective, and (2) New Institutionalist Economics: An Attempt at Appraisal,

March 24-25, 2000; Bologna: Conference on the Future of the International Monetary System arranged by Robert Mundell,

March 24-25, 2000; Urbino: Banking, Finance and Economic Activity- (Trento-Tor Vergata MURST project), in , chaired and participated in panel discussion,

Sept.24-Oct.7, 2000, Levico, ; Summer School on Computable Economics, First Summer School of University of Trento Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics,
Principal organizer; also presented two lectures: 1) The Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, and 2) Two Traditions in Economic Theorizing. Director of the School: Kumaraswamy Velupillai. Other lecturers: Daniel Heymann, Scott Kelso, Francesco Luna.

Oct.13-14, 2000, Roma; Banking, Finance and Economic Activity (Trento-Tor Vergata MURST project), participated and chaired panel discussion with Professors Fitoussi, Jonung and Sarcinetti,

Oct. 19, 2000; Öresund Symposium: On the Legacy of J.M. Keynes, University of Copenhagen, Lecture on Marshall, Keynes and Hicks,

2000 Included in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Cambridge,

March 15, 2001; Trento University, Discussant of Ugo Marani, Le propensite recessive delle politiche economiche europee,

March 19, 2001; King’s College, Cambridge, Lecture: What Kind of Neoclassical Economics Do We Want?,

March 20, 2001; Queen’s College Political Economy Seminar, Lecture: Reform and the Fate of Russia,

April 25, 2001; OFCE, Paris, Lecture: Reform and the Fate of Russia,

April 25, 2001; Sciences Po, Paris, Lecture: What Kind of Neoclassical Economics Do We Want?,

May 21, 2001; Trento University, Discussant of Richard Rose, A Diverging Europe,

June 8, 2001; Syddansk Universitet, Odense; Denmark, Lecture: What Kind of Neoclassical Economics Do We Want?,

June 18-30, 2001; Sardagna; Summer School on Experimental Economics, Second Summer School of University of Trento Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, Principal organizer. Also gave lecture The Trento Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics. Director of the School: Daniel Friedman. Other lecturers: Reinhard Selten, Peter Howitt, Massimo Egidi, Rosemarie Nagel and Steffen Huck,

June 28, 2001; Certosa di Pontignano- Siena; Italian Association of Comparative Economics, Annual Invited Lecture: Reform and the Fate of Russia,

October 2001, Columbia University, New York: Knowlewdge, Information, and Expectations in Economic Theory: Conference in Honor of E.S. Phelps. Chaired first session.

January 4-7, 2002; Allied Social Sciences Meetings, Atlanta, GA; Delivered paper, Alternative Microfoundations,

Feb.22, Paris; OFCE,Lecture: Reflections on a Century of Macroeconomics,

July 1-12, 2002,Sardagna; Summer School on Adaptive Dynamics in Economics,Third Summer School of University of Trento Program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics, Principal organizer. Director of the School: Peter Howitt. Other lecturers: Masanao Aoki (Tokyo and UCLA), Jasmina Arifovic (University of British Columbia), Robert Axtell (Brookings Institution), Richard Day (University of Southern California), Seppo Honkapohja (Helsinki University).
Altre attività
Dr. Leijonhufvud's book, On Keynesian Economics and the Economics of Keynes: A Study in Monetary Economics (Oxford, 1968) was an important step in the development of disequilibrium economics and has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian and Chinese. This line of research was pursued further in Information and Coordination (Oxford: 1981). His book with Daniel Heymann High Inflations (Oxford, 1995), deals with problems of extreme monetary instability. His latest book is Macroeconomic Instability and Coordination, Chelthenham, Uk-Northampton, (USA:2000).