John Hassler is Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University.
Professor Hassler obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He has been teaching subsequently at the Stockholm University. His research has covered areas of dynamic public finance, social mobility, growth and climate change.
Between December 2009 and December 2018, he was serving as a member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He was the Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2013-16.
He worked as advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Finance during the recent financial crisis when he was also a member of the European Economic Advisory Group. He has also been member of the Bellagio group of academics and central bankers.
Current research：Global warming and long run economic growth；Endogenous technical change and resource scarcity；Dynamic political economy of government, in particular redistribution, social security and health；Optimal taxation and social insurance.