Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), was elected as one of the new Fellow members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences together with 38 other prominent researchers and experts in the private and public sectors.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has been a meeting place for Sweden’s future for more than 100 years. Serving as a unique intersection for academia, business, and policy-making, IVA brings together the expertise and experience of about 1.300 Academy Fellows and 250 member companies. IVA is financed through grants from the business community, foundation funds and direct government funding and is independent of individual interests, ideologies and party politics.
About Torbjörn Becker
Torbjörn Becker has been the Director of SITE at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden since 2006 and is a board member of several economics research institutes in Eastern Europe, including the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).
Prior to this, he worked for nine years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where his work focused on international macro, economic crises and issues related to the international financial system. He holds a Ph.D. from the Stockholm School of Economics and has been published in top academic journals and has contributed to several books and policy reports focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe.
Selected Publications by Torbjörn Becker
- Financing Ukraine’s victory: Why and how (2022)
- A blueprint for the reconstruction of Ukraine (2022)
- IMF’s New SDR Allocation—Why Belarus Is “Getting Money From the Fund” (2021)
- Does the Russian Stock Market Care About Navalny (2021)
- Economic Growth and Putin’s Approval Ratings —The Return of the Fridge (2019)
- The Russian economy under Putin (so far) (2019)