Magdalena Andersson (economist)

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Magdalena Andersson
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Minister for Finance
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Anders Borg
Personal details
Born Eva Magdalena Andersson
(1967-01-23) 23 January 1967 (age 48)
Uppsala, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater Stockholm School of Economics

Eva Magdalena Andersson (born 23 January 1967) is a Swedish economist who has been Minister for Finance in the Swedish Government since 2014. A member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, she has been the party's economic policy spokesperson since February 2012.

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anders Borg
Minister for Finance
2014–present
Incumbent