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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.

New Publications

J. Coria: "The Economics of Toxic Substance Control and the REACH Directive" in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

A-S Isaksson & A. Kotsadam: "Chinese aid and local corruption" in Journal of Public Economics

M. Sutter, F. Feri, D. Glatzle-Rutzler, M. G. Kocher, P. Martinsson, K. Nordblom: "Social preferences in childhood and adolescence. A large-scale experiment to estimate primary and secondary motivations" in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

E. Hjalmarsson: "Maximal predictability under long-term mean reversion" in Journal of Empirical Finance 

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Student Office summer opening hours

The Student Office is closed from 1 June until 26 August. On the following days you are welcome to visit us in our rooms E501D and E503: 4 June-20 July and 13-24 August.

Have a nice summer!

In media

"Vad kostar det egentligen att rädda klimatet?"
Svenska Dagbladet, [2018-09-08]

Dagen efter valet - analys och diskussion
SVT Nyheter, [2018-09-07]

Svenska påtryckningar påverkar EU:s klimatpolitik
Sveriges Radio P1, [2018-08-30]

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