Mattias Persson earned his PhD in Economics from Lund in 2001. After graduation, he worked for the Riksbank, followed by Nordea, moving back to the Riksbank to become its Head of Financial Stability in 2007. He rejoined Nordea in 2013 as Head of Group Funding, a position he left in 2016 to become Chief Economist at the Swedish National Debt Office (Riksgälden). Since 2020, Mattias Persson is the Group Chief Economist at Swedbank. Additionally, he has held positions in several international organizations, including the IMF and the Bank of International Settlements.