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Maybe the Fund needs something else.” Per Jacobsson, from the Bank for International Settlements to the International Monetary Fund, 1931–1963

  • Piet Clement
Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)

Abstract

On 7 September 1956, the IMF Executive Board offered the position of IMF Managing Director to Per Jacobsson (Horsefield 1969, p. 387). Jacobsson, a Swedish economist, had been Economic Adviser at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, since 1931. The offer came as a surprise to many, but in spite of the negative advice of some of his close colleagues and friends, Jacobsson decided to accept it (Jacobsson 1979, pp. 283–284). He would remain the Fund’s Managing Director until his sudden death from an heart attack on 5 May 1963, at the age of 69.

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Central Bank European Central Bank Economic Adviser Economic Department International Settlement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information & Collaboration UnitBank for International SettlementsBaselSwitzerland

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