International economics, transition economics, growth theory
Fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policy, development economics, open economy macroeconomics.
Sweder van Wijnbergen recieved his PhD from MIT in 1980. From 1980 to 1992, he worked as an economist at the Worldbank. Since 1992 he has been a professor at the
University of Amsterdam, interrupted by a position as "secretaris-generaal" at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.