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Economic History

Old papers and photos in a pile. Photo.

The Department of Economic History has a well-established reputation for wide-ranging research programmes. The emphasis is on long-term processes, based on economic theory and quantitative methods as important tools.

The research topics are oriented towards issues of high relevance for society. The Department has an acknowledged international publication record and is very successful at attracting external funding. More than 80 per cent of the Department’s total budget is dedicated to research. The staff is young and international, with some 30 countries represented. They have extensive international networks and are well represented at international research conferences. There is a linkage between strong research areas and the development of teaching.

Major research areas in economic history


Mats Olsson
Professor, Head of the Department of Economic History