LSE Public lecture: Equality - Smart Economics
- Category: UK
- Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:11
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building
Speaker: Magdalena Andersson
A number of international institutions have recently become aware of the fact that gender equality as well as general equality are not only good from a fairness perspective, but also important for economic growth. What do they mean and what is the Swedish experience? Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will explain these concepts.
Magdalena Andersson is a member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and holds the position as Minister of Finance since 2014. Her previously held positions include Deputy Director-General at the Swedish Tax Agency, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Director of Planning at the Prime Minister's Office, and Political Advisor at the Prime Minister's Office. Magdalena Andersson holds a B.Sc in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, and has also conducted postgraduate studies in economics at Stockholm School of Economics. She has also been a visiting researcher in economics at the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, as well as Harvard University.
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