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Department of Economics

Welcome to an international and socially engaged department with researchers and staff from across the world. We offer education in economics and statistics led by highly qualified and dedicated researchers. Our department conducts research in areas such as environmental, development, behavioral and financial economics. We put sustainability high on the agenda as reflected in several of our courses.

Economics is a social science subject focusing on how the economy of society functions. Economists use theory and empirical methods to study behaviour at the individual, firm and country level. Many of today's complex problems require insights from other disciplines and economics therefore borrows knowledge from subjects as psychology and political science. There is a broad labour market for economists with a wide variety of tasks both in private industry and the public sector.

Statistics includes the planning, processing and analysis of data from various types of surveys. There is a great demand for statisticians with a social science background in the labour market. The subject is also advisable to study as a supplement to other courses.

Opening Hours During Summer

The Student Office is closed from 3 June to 19 August. On the following dates you may contact our student administration staff in rooms E503-505: 3 June - 8 July and 8 - 19 August.

Publications

O. Borcan, M. Lindahl, and A. Mitrut: Fighting corruption in education: What works and who benefits? forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

F. Maican & M. Orth: Productivity Dynamics and the Role of "Big-Box" Entrants in Retailing, forthcoming in Journal of Industrial Economics

N. Ketel, E. Leuven et al: The returns to medical school in a regulated labor market: Evidence from admission lotteries, forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

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