Graduated PhD students - alumni

After finishing their PhDs, many of our students stay within academic. Some of them are found at our own department in Lund, but several have found positions at other universities both inside and outside of Sweden. Also, a significant number have been recruited to high profile positions outside the academic world in both the private and public sectors.

Below, you find information about our former doctoral students stretching back to 2011. The list includes their names, the title of their thesis with a link to the actual manuscript, and brief information about their early careers. We list both their positions within our department and what they initially moved on to do.

A few have been selected for interviews where they have been asked to share their experience looking for jobs and how the education their received at our department has benefitted them. If you want to know more, just follow the links.

2021

Tony Johansson
Sverige och den västeuropeiska arbetslösheten 1970-1990
Chancellor at Region Skåne

Emrah Gülsunar
The State, Parliamentary Legislation and Economic Policy during the Structural Transformation of British Economy, 1700-1850

Sascha Klocke
Land, Labour, Legacies: Long-term Trends in Inequality and Living Standards in Tanzania, c. 1920-2020
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Martin Önnerfors
Water for the Many. Health, neighbourhood change and equality of access during the expansion of Swedish urban water networks
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics, Uppsala university

Emelie Rhone Till
Agriculture for Development in the 21st Century: Evidence from Ethiopia
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Luis Serratos-Sotelo
Disease, Death and Displacement: The long-term effects of early-life conditions on income, education, and health in Sweden, 1937-2011
Data Scientist at Devoteam Creative Tech, Malmö

2020

Igor Martins
Collateral Effect: Slavery and Wealth in the Cape Colony
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Enrico Debiasi
The Historical Origins of the Mortality Gradient. Socioeconomic inequalities in adult mortality over two centuries in Sweden
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Public Health Services, Stockholm University

Maria Mwaipopo Fibæk
Rural Income Diversification, Employment, and Differentiation in Kenya and Implications for Rural Change
Principal Social Consultant at RSK international, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Prince Young Aboagye
Inequality and Uneven Development in Ghana
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

2019

Julius Probst
Growth, Factor Shares, and Factor Prices
Application Specialist at Macrobond Financial, Germany

Viktoras Kulionis
Energy Embodied in Trade, 1970-2014
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH,  Zürich

2018

Kathryn Gary
Work, Wages and Income: Remuneration and Labor Patterns in Southern Sweden 1500–1850
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Zeyuan Chen
Getting Old in a Changing World: Sons, Pensions, and the Wellbeing of the Elderly in Contemporary China

Samuel Jenkin
Foreign Investment in Agricultural Development: The Past of the Present in Zambia
Director, Information Services, Consumer Affairs. Victoria, Australia

Omar Karlsson
Growth and Survival: Child Health Disparities and Early Life Adversity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Takemi Fellow T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard

Jason Lennard
Economic Fluctuations in the United Kingdom
Senior Economist at the national Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
Postdoctoral fellow at London School of Economics and Politics (LSE)

Jens Andersson
State Capacity and Development in Francophone West Africa
Self-employed evaluator and consultant
MEL specialist at IKEA Social Entrepreneurship

Siddartha Aradhya
Diversity of Legacy: The Experience of Immigrants and their Descendants in SwedenPostdoctoral fellow at the Stockholm Research Institute

Annika Elwert
Will You Intermarry Me? Determinants and Consequences of Immigrant-Native Intermarriage in Contemporary Nordic Settings
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Analyst at Lund Municipality

2017

Volha Lazuka
Defeating Disease: Lasting Effects of Public Health and Medical Breakthroughs Between 1880 and 1945 on Health and Income in Sweden
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Assistant professor University of Southern Denmark

Sylvia Sztern
Russia on the Move: The Railroads and the Exodus from Compulsory Collectivism 1861–1914

Anna Tegunimataka
Trajectories of Integration: Naturalization, Intermarriage and Education in Denmark, 1980-2015Associate senior lecturer at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Yannu Zheng
How Immigrants Invent: Evidence from Sweden
Researcher at Zhejiang University, China

Hana Nielsen
Coal, commerce and communism: Empirical studies on energy history in the Czech Republic
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Senior Sustainability Data Specialist, Danish Crown

2016

Thor Berger
Engines of Growth: Essays in Swedish Economic History
Associate professor at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Seán Kenny
Empirical Studies in Money and Debt in Northern Europe 1840-2015
Associate professor at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Jeffrey Neilson
Converging Times: Parenthood, Time Allocation and the Gender Division of Labor in Sweden 1990-2010
Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Haodong Qi
Live Longer, Work Longer? Evidence from Sweden’s Ageing Population
Researcher at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University
Researcher at Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University

2015

Martin Lindström
All that’s mine I carry with me: Early life disease and adult health in Sweden during 250 years
Professor, Social Medicine and Health Policy, Lund University

Joseph Molitoris
Life and Death in the City: Demography and living standards during Stockholm's industrialization
Associate Population Affairs Officer, United Nations, New York

Björn Eriksson
Dynamic Decades: A micro perspective on late nineteenth century Sweden
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Mats Persson
In good times and in bad: Immigrants, Self-employment and Social Insurance
Member of the Swedish Parliament

Karol Jan Borowiecki
“Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.” Some Economic History of Music Composers and their Creativity
Professor at University of Southern Denmark

2014

Montserrat López Jerez
Deltas Apart. Factor Endowments, Colonial Extraction and Pathways of Agricultural Development in Vietnam
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Lecturer in Modern History at the University of St Andrews

Jing Xiao
Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Acquisitions of New Technology-Based Firms
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Innovation Research (CIRCLE), Lund University

Josef Taalbi
Innovation as Creative Response. Determinants of Innovation in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry, 1970-2007
Senior lecturer at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Fredrik Bergenfeldt
Roads to Market. Transport and Agricultural Change – the case of southern Sweden, 1750-1850
Investigator, Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)

Karolin Sjöö
Innovation and Transformation in the Swedish Manufacturing Sector, 1970-2007
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Analyst at the Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser, Östersund

Daniel Lind
Value Creation and Structural Change During the Third Industrial Revolution. The Swedish Economy from a Vertical Perspective
Senior analyst, JUSEK
Senior researcher, Arenagruppen

Ernesto Silva
Essays on Income and Fertility. Sweden 1968-2009
Researcher, Instituto de Economía (IECON), Montevideo, Uruguay

2013

Serhiy Dekhtya
Early Life Origins of Health and Well-Being in Modern Sweden
Assistant professor at the Aging Research Center, Sweden

Kajsa Holmberg
Behind the Counter. Female Inroads, Obstacles and Careers in the Swedish Commercial Bank Sector 1885-1937
Investigator, Sveriges läkarförbund
Investigator, Statskontoret (The Swedish Agency for Public Management)

Andrés Palacio
Mind the Gap. Inequalities in Infant and Child Mortality: the Case of Colombia 1967-2010
Senior lecturer at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

Luciana Quaranta
Scarred for life. How conditions in early life affect socioeconomic status, reproduction and mortality in southern Sweden, 1813-1968
Associate professor at the Department of Economic History, Lund University

2012

Tina Hannemann
It Breaks a Man’s Heart. Socioeconomic Differences in the Onset of Cardiovascular Disease in Contemporary Sweden
Postdoc, University of Liverpool
Lecturer, Department for Social Statistics, University of Manchester

2011

Turaj S. Faran
The Industrialization Process in the Chinese Mirror: Continuity and change in transition from collective agriculture to market economy in China
Lecturer at LUCSUS, Lund University

Jacob Weisdorf
Malthusian Progress
Professor at the University of Southern Denmark
Professor of Economic History, Sapienza University of Rome

Peter Håkansson
Ungdomsarbetslösheten – om övergångsregimer, institutionell förändring och socialt kapitalAssociate professor, Malmö University

Sofia Henriques
Energy transitions, economic growth and structural change. Portugal in a long-run comparative perspective
Researcher at the Department of Economic History, Lund University
Researcher at the University of Southern Denmark
Read Sofia Henriques story here

Last published: 2022-09-12