Per Jacobbson on 22 November 1962
|3rd Managing Director of the IMF|
21 November 1956 – 5 May 1963
|Preceded by||Ivar Rooth|
|Succeeded by||Pierre-Paul Schweitzer|
5 February 1894|
Tanum, Bohuslän, Sweden
|Died||5 May 1963
London, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Per Jacobsson (5 February 1894 – 5 May 1963) was a Swedish economist, and managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 21 November 1956 until his death in 1963. Born in Tanum, Bohuslän, Jacobsson received degrees in law and economics from the Uppsala University. He was employed at the League of Nations from 1920 to 1928, then the Bank of International Settlements from 1931. In December 1956, he became Managing Director of the IMF, a position he held until his death 5 May 1963. He was buried in the Swedish Section of Brookwood Cemetery.
Jacobsson's grave in Brookwood Cemetery
- "Per Jacobsson, Economist, Dead; Monetary Fund's Director Fought Currency Crises", New York Times, 6 May 1963.
- "Mr. Per Jacobsson's Biography".
- W F Deedes (6 May 2004). "How the hero of the four-minute mile ran on to scale even greater heights". Telegraph.co.uk.
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- Biography – Per Jacobsson Foundation
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