PhD, Yale University
Alexander Swoboda was appointed Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in 1969 and served as the the Institute’s Director between 1990 and 1998. The Founding Director of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, his academic appointments have included the University of Geneva, the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, the London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins (Bologna), the University of Lausanne, and Harvard University. A past President of the Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics, he served on the Swiss National Bank’s Council from 1997 to 2009. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Senior Policy Advisor in the IMF’s Research Department and is or has been an occasional consultant to private financial, governmental and international institutions (including the IMF, the World Bank, and the Swiss National Bank). His current interests include macroeconomic policy coordination, international financial stability and regulation, the role of IFIs as well as new developments in financial technology (e.g. virtual currencies) and their policy implications. He has published widely in these areas. A Swiss citizen, he holds a B.A., M.A, and Ph.D from Yale University.