Dr. Jan Švejnar
James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy
Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University
Jan Svejnar is the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Founding Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His research focuses on the effects of foreign investment and government policies on firms and workers; corporate, national and global governance and performance; and entrepreneurship. He has published widely in academic, policy and practitioner-oriented journals in advanced and emerging economies. Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Svejnar taught at the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, and Cornell. He received his BS from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He was honored with a Neuron Prize for lifelong achievement from the Karel Janeček Endowment for Research and Science in 2012 and the 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor. In 2008, Professor Svejnar was a candidate for the Presidency of the Czech Republic.