Magdalena Andersson (economist)

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Magdalena Andersson
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Chief Director of the Swedish Tax Agency
In office
November 2009 – February 2012
Preceded by Katrin Westling Palm
Succeeded by Helena Dyrssen
Personal details
Born Eva Magdalena Andersson
(1967-01-23) January 23, 1967 (age 47)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Alma mater Stockholm School of Economics
Harvard University

Eva Magdalena Andersson (born 23 January 1967) is a Swedish economist and politician. A member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, she has been the party's economic policy spokesperson since February 2012. If the party wins the 2014 general election, she is likely to become Minister for Finance.

Andersson was educated at Stockholm School of Economics and pursued graduate studies there from 1992 to 1995. From January 1995 to June 1995, she was educated at Harvard University.

She was employed in the Prime Minister's Office as political advisor from 1996 to 1998 and as director of planning from 1998 to 2004. She was state secretary in the Ministry of Finance 2004–2006 and domestic policy adviser to party leader Mona Sahlin from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, she was Chief Director of the Swedish Tax Agency after being appointed to that position by the Reinfeldt Cabinet.

She is married to Richard Friberg, a professor in economics, with whom she has two children.