Clas-Erik Odhner

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(agronomist, economist)
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Born7 May 1921
Stockholm, Sweden
Died30 November 1999 (Age 78)
Täby, Sweden
Economic researcher for the Swedish Trade Union Confederation. Attended the 1983 and 1984 Bilderberg meetings.

Clas-Erik Teodor Odhner was a Swedish agronomist and economic researcher for the Swedish Trade Union Confederation. He attended the 1983 and 1984 Bilderberg meetings.

Early life

Odhner was the son of the zoologist and professor Teodor Odhner and Ebba Nordenson. He graduated in agronomy in 1947 and became an agronomy licentiate in 1953.


He was employed at the Ministry of Agriculture 1947–1949, became investigation secretary at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), which was very powerful during the decades of ]]Swedish Social Democratic Party|Social Democratic Party government, in 1950 and head of LO's research department in 1966.

He is one of the originators of the EFO model, which was used to explain the relationship between wage formation and inflation in Sweden. According to the model, the economy was divided into two sectors, the sector exposed to international competition; and the rest, protected from international competition, e.g. many service companies and public service.[1]

He was on the board of the state railway company SJ, and the third world development organization SIDA.[2]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/198411 May 198413 May 1984Sweden
The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden