Hans Tson Söderström is a Swedish economist, born in 1945. He received his PhD from the SSE in 1974 and was appointed Docent at the school in 1978. From 1970 until 1984 he was Research Fellow, Senior Fellow and finally Deputy Director at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. Between 1985 and 2002 he served as President and CEO of SNS – the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies. In 2004 he returned full time to SSE to become President and CEO of the school’s executive education branch. After the merger with IFL in 2005 he served as Chairman of the Board of the merged company until June 2007. He was also Vice Chairman of the research council of the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Research Foundation (Sweden’s largest foundation for economic research) from 1993 until 2015.
From 1992 until 2016 Hans Tson Söderström served part time as Adjunct Professor of macroeconomic analysis and policy in the Department of Economics at SSE, teaching a course on Macroeconomic Policy Analysis in the spring term. After retirement from the SSE he moved to Portugal, where he has occationally been teaching graduate macroeconomics at Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), University of Lisbon.
Professor Söderström’s main area of interest is macroeconomic policies in small open economies with a particular emphasis on macroeconomic policy regimes. He has produced a number of scientific papers and textbooks in the area and has also served as policy advisor. Beween 1985 and 1995 he was chairman of the SNS Economic Policy Group with annual reports on Swedish economic policy. In 1992 he served as economic advisor to the Bank of Finland. He is a member of many associations and learned societies, including the Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences, the Swedish Society for International Affairs, and the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters. Between 1999 and 2009 he was a member of Euro 50 Group, an informal pan-European discussion group with 50 academics, politicians and business leaders under the chairmanship of former French minister of the economy Edmond Alphondéry.