Axel Leijonhufvud


Dr. Leijonhufvud was born in Stockholm, Sweden and obtained his bachelor degree at the University of Lund. After coming to the United States in 1960, he earned an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He came to the University of California at Los Angeles in 1964 and was named Full Professor in 1971 and served repeatedly as Chairman of the Economics Department. In 1991, he started the Center for Computable Economics at UCLA and remained its Director until 1997. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at the University of Trento, Italy. At Trento, he has organized a program in Adaptive Economic Dynamics which offers annual Summer Schools for Ph.D. students and postdocs.

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