Annika Sundén

Chief Economist
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

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Annika Sundén is the chief economist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Her research interests include the economics of retirement, pensions and social security, and household savings behavior. Previously, Dr. Sundén was the associate director for research at the Center for Retirement Research and an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, where she was involved in the design and implementation of the Survey of Consumer Finances. She serves on the board of Första AP-fonden, one of the five buffer funds in the Swedish pension system.

Dr. Sundén earned her B.S. from the Stockholm School of Economics and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in labor economics from Cornell University.

Most Recent CRR Publications


The Swedish Pension System and the Economic Crisis


401(k) Plans Are Still Coming Up Short

Working Paper

Investment Choice in the Swedish Premium Pension Plan