Axel Leijonhufvud was born in Stockholm, Sweden and obtained his bachelor
degree at the University of Lund. After coming to the United States in
1960, he earned an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D.
from Northwestern University. He came to the University of California
at Los Angeles in 1964 and was named Full Professor in 1971.
He served as Chairman of the Economics Department, most recently in
1990-1992. In 1991, he started the Center for Computable Economics at
UCLA and remained its Director until 1997.
In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at the
University of Trento, Italy,serving until 2008.
Since 2000 he has organized annual Ph.D level Summer Schools in Adaptive Economic Dynamics (link)
Axel Leijonhufvud interviewed by Brian Snowdon
Department of Economics
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