Mr Klas Eklund is Senior Economist at Mannheimer Swartling. He assists the firm’s employees and clients with economic analyses related to taxation, currencies, state of the market, the bond market, cryptocurrencies, international trade and a number of other areas relating to the firm’s various matters. Mr Eklund has a PhD from Stockholm School of Economics, where he has researched and lectured. He has also been Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lund University.
Mr Eklund has worked at the Swedish Government Offices – e.g. as planning director at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and as an adviser to two Prime Ministers – he has also worked in the private sector as Chief Economist at the Scandinavian bank SEB. He has led several government commissions and been a member of various boards. Recently he lead Sweden's Omstartskommission (Re-start Commission) to build Sweden back from the pandemic. Mr Eklund has authored over 1,000 articles and chronicles as well as a dozen of books about economic issues, among many is the most sold textbook in Sweden, “Our Economy”. He has been rewarded with His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal for outstanding services as an economist and has received the Jacob Palmstierna award for economic pedagogy. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.