Elmer Sterken (Apeldoorn, 1961) is professor of monetary economics and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. He studied Econometrics in Groningen and gained his PhD in Economics at the University of Groningen in 1990. He went on to become Assistant Professor (UD) and Associate Professor (UHD) of Macroeconomics and in 1994 he became Full Professor. In addition, he has been visiting professor at the universities of Yale, Munich, Kobe and Atlanta. Sterken is also a macroeconomics advisor for the investment bank Theodoor Gilissen N.V. of Amsterdam.
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