Karin Kock-Lindberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Karin Kock-Lindberg
Tage Erlander & Karin Kock 1947.jpg
Karin Kock-Lindberg and Tage Erlander
Minister of Public Housekeeping
In office
Personal details
Born2 July 1891
Died28 July 1976 (aged 85)
Political partySocial Democrat

Karin Kock-Lindberg, née Kock (2 July 1891 – 28 July 1976), Swedish politician (social democrat) and professor of economics. In 1947 she became the first woman to hold a Ministerial position in Sweden.[1] She was also the first female professor of economics in Sweden.[1] Karin Kock was known as Karin Kock-Lindberg after her marriage to lawyer Hugo Lindberg in 1936.


Karin Kock was a student at the London School of Economics and Stockholm university.[1] She was a lecturer at Stockholm university in 1933-1938, and was appointed professor of economics in 1945, after already having functioned as such for several years.[1]

She published several works in economics, her speciality being credit and trade cycle problems.[2] Her English language works include her doctoral thesis A Study of Interest Rates (1929) and International Trade and the GATT (1969), as well as The National Income of Sweden 1861-1930 (1937) written in collaboration with two other economists.[2]

Karin Kock was given several official assignments, such as economic adviser at the Women's Workers Association in 1936 and government delegate at the International Workers' Conference in Paris in 1945.[1] She served as Minister without portfolio of the Economy in 1947–1948 and as Minister for the Domestic Economy in 1948-1949.[1]

Following the dissolving of the Ministry of the Domestic Economy in 1950, Karin Kock became Director of Statistics Sweden.[1] She was head of the agency from 1950 to 1957.[2] During 1953 and 1954 she was chairman of the Swedish Statistical Society.[2] She became a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1956[3] and a member of the International Statistical Institute in 1958.[2]

As head of Sweden's delegation to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, she acted for some years as chairman of its plenary session in Geneva.[2]

Karin Kock was also chairperson of Akademiskt bildade kvinnors förening (The Association of Female Academicians) from 1926 to 1933 and vice president of International Federation of University Women.[1]

See also[edit]


  • Focus uppslagsbok Stockholm
  • Media Familjelexikon 7 Kat-Lat Bonniers, Verona (1981)
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Karin Kock". Kvinnor i arbete (in Swedish). Gothenburg University. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ohlsson, Ingvar (1977). "Karin Kock, 1891-1976". International Statistical Review / Revue Internationale de Statistique. 45 (1): 109. ISSN 0306-7734.
  3. ^ List of ASA Fellows, retrieved 2016-07-16.