Dr Genberg is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Since January 1999 he has also been Head of Executive Education at FAME (Financial Asset Management and Engineering) international centre in Geneva.
A Swedish national, Dr Genberg received his Studentexamen (High School Diploma) in Sweden before pursuing university studies in the United States and obtaining a BA degree in Mathematics from Macalester College as well as MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago. In 1974 he was appointed Charge de Cours at the Graduate Institute of International Studies where he was subsequently promoted to full Professor in 1979.
Dr Genberg has taught as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, and at the Ecole des HEC at the University of Lausanne. He has also held visiting appointments at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and carried out consulting assignments for international organisations as well as national governments.
His teaching and research deals primarily with international finance, monetary and macroeconomics.
In August 2010 Mr. Genberg joined the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund as an Assistant Director. Before joining the IMF he was a Visiting Advisor for one year at the Representative office for Asia and the Pacific of the Bank for International Settlements after having been Executive Director, Research at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research since February 2005. Before joining the HKMA he was Professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He was also Head of Executive Education at FAME (The International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering) in Geneva. A Swedish national, Mr. Genberg holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Genberg has written widely on issues dealing with international finance, monetary economics and macroeconomics. His publications include Asset Prices and Central Bank Policy and Official Reserves and Currency Management in Asia: Myth, reality and the Future as well as articles in major professional journals such as Econometrica, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Economics.