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Research areas at the department of Economics

Research at the Department of Economics is organized in a number of specialized research areas, some of which have parallels in recommended paths of specialization within education at the bachelor's and master's levels. The department has a number of such specialized research groups.

Research in Labour Economics may address macro-level concepts such as labour supply and unemployment, or micro-level concepts such as the determinants of human capital. The labour economists at the department are micro-oriented with an emphasis on credible empirical methods.

Contact Labour Economics: Petter Lundborg

The department of Economics at LUSEM has a well-established group of researchers in financial economics. The team collaborates presently with all major Swedish universities, and it has built a strong Nordic network, collaborating with all major Nordic universities.

Financial economics is a multifaceted area; in addition to core subjects like asset pricing, risk management, and corporate governance, it encompasses the legal, regulatory, tax, and governance frameworks surrounding the financial system.

Contact Financial Economics: Hossein Asgharian

The research group in econometrics consists of time series econometricians, who overlap to a large extent with macroeconomists and a number of financial economists at the department, and of some micro econometricians, mainly within labour and health economics.

There are also a few theoretical econometricians. Other researchers within the department have econometric applications, but their research will be found within their own specializations.

Contact Econometrics: Joakim Westerlund

International Economics deals with the causes and consequences of economic transactions – such as trade and foreign direct investment – between countries.

Why are some countries rich while some are poor? Development Economics and International Economics are two closely linked fields of Economics, aimed at answering questions that are related in various ways to this overarching issue. Courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and research in these two fields play an important role at the Department of Economics

Contact International Economics and Development Economics: Maria Persson

Health Economics is the application of economic theories and methods in the area of health. The Department of Economics at Lund University School of Economics and Management has a strong tradition in Health Economics, with research and teaching spanning over 40 years. The health economics group has a broad national and international collaboration with other health economists as well as medical scientists. The health economics group also collaborates with Government bodies like the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis and the Ministry of Finance as well as the local Swedish county councils, which are responsible for healthcare in their regions, for example Region Skåne.

Contact Health Economics: Ulf Gerdtham

The department has a long history of research within the field of macroeconomics.

One strand of research focuses on fiscal and monetary stabilization policies and how globalization and the growth of the financial sector impacts the possibility for a small open economy to conduct an independent stabilization policy. This research also includes studies on the relationship between monetary policy and inequality in a low interest environment.

Contact Macroeconomics: Fredrik NG Andersson

Microeconomics studies the behavior of economic agents, such as households and firms, and their interaction with various forms of economic institutions. The microeconomics research group is made up of a large and active group of researchers working on a wide range of topics.

Contact Microeconomics: Tommy Andersson

Public and institutional economics has had a strong standing at the department over the past 60 years. The interest in the subject derives from the early Swedish work in the area and the large public sector arising from the creation of the welfare state. 

There has been notable theoretical contributions to the economics of natural resources, taxation and the theory of justice as fairness and a variety of applications to areas such as industrial organization, taxation, pension systems, health economics, labour economics.

Contact Public and Institutional Economics: Andreas Bergh

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