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Cecilia Malmström speaks at the Tore Browaldh Lecture 2014
Cecilia Malmström, Tore Browaldh Lecturer 2014
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The Tore Browaldh Lecture

Each year, the School of Business, Economics and Law hosts the Tore Browaldh Lecture. A prominent, invited lecturer highlights topics like the relationship between economics, economic theory or economic systems on the one hand and social attitudes, political systems and philosophy on the other.

Previous lecturers

2020 Professor Mariana Mazzucato: Rethinking Value Creation - for innovation-led inclusive & sustainable growth
2019 Professor Martin L. Weitzman: Why is the economics of climate change so difficult and controversial?
2018 Professor Edward I. Altman: 50 years of the Altman Z-Score model and its applications to financial and managerial markets
2017 Professor Anna Dreber Almenberg: Can we trust scientific results?
2016 Professor and Director Gustaf Arrhenius: Climate Change, Risk, and Population Ethics
2014 EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: Europe and migrants – progress and setbacks
2012 Professor Claes Wihlborg: Crises in the Euro-zone and in banks - 'too big to fail' and 'too big to save'
2011 Professor David Teece: Reforming strategic analysis to meet the challenges of global competition
2009 Professor Paul Krugman: What have we learned from the crisis?
2007 President Peter Lorange: Strategies for a Swedish Business School in Global Competition
2005 Professor Joel Mokyr: The intellectual origins of modern economic growth
Professor Nicholas F. R. Crafts: Globalization in History: a Geographical Perspective
Professor Nathan Rosenberg: University-Industry Relations and their Influence on the Competitiveness of Nations
Direktör Björn Stigson: Globalisering och företagens ansvar för miljö och social utveckling - World Business Council´s syn och roll
1999 - Jubilee lecture: Moral och omoral i det ekonomiska livet 
- Professor Hans De Geer: Moralen i skandalen eller den vita vågen 
- Direktör Leif Vindevåg: Etiska affärer - kan det löna sig? 
- Panel discussion: Kan man lagstifta om etik i affärslivet?
Dr Sirkka Hämäläinen: The European Monetary Union ¿ Principles and Perspectives
Professor Assar Lindbeck: Den europeiska välfärdsstaten
Professor John H. Dunning: Some Paradoxes of the Emerging Global Economy: The Multinational Solution
Professor Christian Grönroos: Service och kundrelationer i företagens marknadsföring
Professor Paolo Cecchini: From the European Community to the European Union - The Enhanced Commitment of the Member States
Professor Peter Hall: The European City System
Professor Horst Albach: The Unification between East and West Germany - Problems of Economic Restructuring and Research. Approaches to Solve them.
1989 Sir Ralf Dahrendorf: Transitions. Politics, Economics and Liberty

Paul Krugman speaks at the 2009 Tore Browaldh Lecture
Paul Krugman at the 2009 Tore Browaldh Lecture
Tore Browaldh

Who was Tore Browaldh?

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Dr Tore Browaldh was born in Stockholm in 1917. He worked as a finance attaché at the Swedish embassy in Washington in 1943 and as a secretary for the post-war commission at the Ministry of Finance from 1944 to 1945, while at the same time being affiliated to the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. He worked as a secretary for the Handelsbanken Board of Directors from 1946 to 1949, as a director at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 1949 to 1951, and as a deputy managing director for the Swedish Employers Confederation from 1951 to 1954. From 1955, he worked as the managing director at Svenska Handelsbanken until 1966, as chairman of the board from 1966 to 1978, as first vice chairman from 1978 to 1988, and as an honorary chairman from 1988 until his death in 2007.

Tore Browaldh received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 1967 and an honorary doctorate from Göteborg University in 1980. For many years, he was chairman of the board at AB Volvo, AB Industrivärden, Svenska Cellulosa AB, Svenska IBM AB, Svenska Unilever AB and Sandrews, and vice chairman of the Nobel Foundation. He was a member of the Unilever Advisory Board, IBM World Trade Corp. and the International Advisory Board of AB Volvo. He also wrote a number of books, including the autobiographies Gesällvandring (1976), Vägen vidare (1980) and Motlut och medvind (1984).

The Board of Directors at AB Volvo made a decision in 1988, by way of acknowledgement of Tore Browaldh's many years of service as a board member, to allocate funds to a foundation to be administered by the School of Business and Economics at Göteborg University. The purpose of this foundation shall be to arrange a public lecture once a year, known as the "Tore Browaldh lecture at the School of Business and Economics at Göteborg University", within the field of economics or social sciences, with priority for subjects which illustrate the relationship between economics, economic theory or economic systems on the one hand and social attitudes, political systems and philosophy on the other. The first lecture took place in 1989.