The Department hosts a diverse and internationally renowned group of academic economists. The current core strengths are behavioural economics, development economics, environmental economics and financial economics. In addition, health economics, labour economics, law and economics, industrial economics and public economics are growing in importance. The research is to a large extent published in highly ranked international journals.
There is a long and fruitful tradition of interdisciplinary research, which is conducted not least within the School of Business, Economics and Law's research centres. In addition, a battery of temporary arrangements with outstanding international researchers and a very active seminar series, to which renowned international researchers are invited, are in place within the Department.
The Department’s long-term ambition is to become one of the best economics departments in Europe. Successful recruitments are central for the development of the Department and the aim is always to attract the very best international researchers.
Paramount to the Department’s long-term strategy is that the research produced at the Department is of outstanding quality. Incentives are formulated accordingly and guidelines for promotion to associate professor and full professor emphasise the importance of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals.
The Department works closely with its junior staff in order for their research skills to develop further. There is a mentor programme for all postdocs and tenure track senior lecturers, which covers all central aspects of early career development. Junior staff are given the appropriate possibilities to qualify for tenured positions by scheduling teaching so that the researchers get as much time as possible for research and by funding research visits and assisting with applications.
The primary outlet for research is international peer-reviewed journals in economics, but books and book chapters are also regularly produced. Most of our research output first appears in the SWoPEc working papers series. The department also organizes a number of seminar series within different fields with faculty and invited guests as presenters.
Published journal articles, working papers and PhD theses are listed through the links to the left. Book chapters, forthcoming journal articles and other publications are often listed on the personal web pages.
Ola Olsson, Deputy Head of Department