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economist , educator , writer

Staffan Burenstam Linder was a Swedish economist and conservative politician. He was Swedish Minister for Trade from 1976-1978 and from 1979-1981.


Mr. Linder was born on September 13, 1931, in Norberg, Sweden. He was a son of Martin and Marianne (Burenstam) Linder.


Staffan Burenstam Linder attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Berkeley, and Yale University from 1958 till 1961. In 1961 he obtained Doctor of Philosophy from Stockholm School of Economics.


Mr. Linder Professor was a president at Stockholm School of Economics from 1964 till 1997 and 1986-1996. He was a Minister of trade of Swedish Government, 1976-1978, 1979-1981, and member parliament, 1969-1986. From 1997 Mr. Linder worked as a Vice chairman of European Peoples Party of European Parliament.

Between 1962 and 1963 Staffan Burenstam Linder served as a visiting professor at Columbia University, New York City; Yale University, New Haven, 1966. From 1983 to 1984 he was a visiting scholar at Stanford (California) University. Starting from 1990 he served as a Jean Monnet visiting professor at European University Institute, Florence, Italy.


  • Staffan Burenstam Linder is a Swedish author whose theories about productivity and consumption in the modern world were outlined in his 1969 publication Den rastloesa vaelfaerdsmaenniskan: Tidsbrist ioeverfloed — En ekonomisk studie. Mr. Linder has written a number of tomes on economic issues.


Staffan Burenstam married Therese-Marie Dyrssen. The have three children: Mariana, Goeran, Peder.

Martin Linder - Swedish

Marianne (Burenstam) Linder - Swedish

Mariana Linder - Swedish

Goeran Linder - Swedish

Peder Linder - Swedish

Therese-Marie Dyrssen - Swedish