Biographical note: Per Jacobsson (1894-1963), former Economic Adviser
Per Jacobsson was Economic Adviser of the BIS from September 1931 until October 1956.
He was a member of the Economic and Financial Section of the Secretariat of the League of Nations in Geneva from 1920 to 1928. He was Secretary-General to the Swedish Economic Defence Council in 1929-30, and an external member of the Irish Banking Commission (1934-38).
Mr Jacobsson passed away in May 1963 while in office as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Every second year, the Per Jacobsson Lecture is held in his memory at the BIS.
Mr Jacobsson was educated in law and economics at Uppsala University.