2. Jan, 2018

Prosperity through Trade and Structural Reform

Festschrift in honour of Per Magnus Wijkman, to celebrate his 80th anniversary.

The book is intended to mirror his many accomplishments, both as an original economic thinker in academia and as a practical leader of men dealing with difficult political tasks.

This volume is specially meant for a broad audience of economists and policy makers. Seventeen well-known authors from five countries have contributed.

In his long and distinguished career as researcher and practitioner of economics, Per has acquired many friends among colleagues in academia, as well as in the three institutions where he served as Chief Economist.

The authors┬┤ contributions to this book span a wide range, from trade theory to structural policies, from pure research to applied studies. Thereby they mirror the broad scope of economics fields that Per has been engaged in throughout his professional life.

The articles show that economic thinking concerns issues of great human interest and can provide us with important insights into the strivings and accomplishments of people and nations.

Per Magnus Wijkman was Adjunct Professor at the University of Gothenburg and Chief Economist at the National Board of Trade, Sweden, the EFTA Secretariat in Geneva, and the Federation of Swedish Industries.

Editors: Emil Ems is at present a board member of the Fulbright Commission in Sweden and Thorvaldur Gylfason is Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland.