Peter A.G. van Bergeijk

Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics, Erasmus University, International Institute of Social Studies

Peter A.G. van Bergeijk (1959) is Professor of International Economics and Macroeconomics at the Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University) . His research interests include world trade, economic sanctions, diplomacy, development, natural and man-made disasters and trade uncertainty.

His most recent publications include the monographs Pandemic Economics (2021) and Deglobalization 2.0: Trade and openness during the Great Depression and the Great Recession (2019) and the Research Handbook on Economic Diplomacy:  Bilateral Relations in a Context of Geopolitical Change (2018, co-edited with Selwyn Moons). Peter is editor of the Research Handbook on Economic Sanctions to be published by Edward Elgar in 2021.

Articles have appeared amongst others in Ecological Economics, Journal of Peace Research, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economics and Society, Risk Analysis, Journal of Economic Surveys and World Development.

Peter has a Ph.D. in International Economics from Groningen University and a MA in theoretical economics from Erasmus University, where he was a Professor of Economic Policy in the Research Centre for Economic Policy (1998–2004). He was a Visiting Professor in Monetary Policy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (1999-2001).

Peter has been strongly involved in policy making and banking. He served several high ranking functions in economic diplomacy including the Bureau of the OECD’s EPC Working Party 1 (2007-2009), the steering committee of the EU’s ECN chief competition economist network (2004-2006) and the EU’s Monetary Committee (1997-1999). He was a Chief Economist at the Dutch competition authority NMa (2001-2006) and the Directorate General for International Economic relations (2006-2009). Previous positions include Departemental Director of the Monetary and Economic Policy department of De Nederlandsche Bank NV (Dutch Central Bank) (1997-1999) and Director of UBS Group Economic Research, Zurich, Switzerland (1999-2001).

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