Lars Christensen

Lars Christensen is a Danish economist specializing in international economy, emerging markets and monetary policy. He has over 20 years’ experience in government and banking and is the founder and owner of Markets and Money Advisory and is a Senior Fellow at London’s Adam Smith Institute.

Mr. Christensen worked five years as an economic policy analyst at the Danish Ministry of Economic Affairs (1996-2001). From 2001-2015 he was head of emerging markets research at Danske Bank in Copenhagen. In this role he authored numerous path-breaking economic reports on particularly Central and Eastern Europe. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen (1994).

In 2006-2008 Mr. Christensen co-authored a number of reports warning of a coming economic meltdown in Central and Eastern Europe and co-authored the report “Geyser Crisis” in 2006, which correctly forecasted a major economic and financial crisis in Iceland. He is the author of the book “Milton Friedman – en pragmatisk revolutionær” (“Milton Friedman – a pragmatic revolutionary”) published in November 2002. He has contributed to numerous other books. He is internationally recognized as a specialist on the economic teachings of Milton Friedman and the history of monetary thought.

Mr. Christensen also blogs at marketmonetarist.com. His blog The Market Monetarist has since it was started in 2011 become one of the leading international blogs on monetary policy. He has coined the name Market Monetarism. Market Monetarism is a new school of economic thought that has emerged primarily in the blogosphere. Market Monetarists like Mr. Christensen advocate that central banks should target the nominal GDP level.