Prof. Elmer Sterken

Born in Apeldoorn (1961), Elmer Sterken is the current Rector Magnificus of the University of Groningen. He graduated with honours in Econometrics in Groningen in 1983, where he also gained his PhD in Economics in 1990. In 1996, he became Professor of Monetary Economics, a position he still holds. He has been visiting professor at universities in Germany (Munich), Japan (Osaka and Kobe) and the US (Atlanta).