Åke E Andersson

Åke E Andersson is a professor in Economics at Jönköping International Business School and holds a supervising position within The Prosperity Institute of Scandinavia. He received his degree in economics at the University of Göteborg, and thereafter worked for the City of Stockholm, the Nordic Institute of Planning in Stockholm (Nordplan), the University of Göteborg, the University of Pennsylvania, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, the University of Umeå, the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and currently as a professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School.

He has made a significant contribution to the knowledge in regional and industrial economic growth and the role of infrastructure in the regional and urban economies. This led him towards the role of knowledge as well as creativity in the economic growth process and the first formal models were published in the early 80s. In recent years he has been working on the economics of experiences, entertainment and arts. In 1995 he was awarded the Honda Prize for his analysis of the role of knowledge and creativity in sustainable economic development.

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