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Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies

The Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies (KWC) is a finance network at Lund University School of Economics and Management.

The Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies goal is to conduct high-quality research in the finance area, and to engage in mutually beneficial collaboration with practitioners.

The network ”Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies” is focused on three prioritised research areas:

  • Household finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Firm development and financial markets

Working Papers

The Knut Wicksell Working Paper Series investigates a broad range of issues in economics and finance. These topics are focused on, but not limited to, microfinance, financial market behavior and the development of firms. The working papers are published to stimulate discussion and attain high-quality in research in the finance area. The working papers are published in Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics.

Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics - 

Policy Papers

Policy Papers at Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies are published in the Lund University Research Portal.

Who was Knut Wicksell?

Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist and one of the founders of modern macroeconomics. His work focused on real and nominal interest rates, the marginal productivity of capital, and determinants of the price level.

Wicksell was born in Stockholm on December 20, 1851. His father was a relatively successful businessman and real estate broker. He lost both his parents at a relatively early age. His mother died when he was only six, and his father died when he was fifteen. His father's considerable estate allowed him to enroll at the University of Uppsala in 1869 to study mathematics and physics.

Presentation about Knut Wicksell

As part of the presentation of Economists i Lund when Lund University celebrated 350 years, Lars Jonung made a presentation in Swedish about Knut Wicksell 

Presentation by Lars Jonung on Youtube

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