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Department of Economics

The University of Gothenburg switches to remote studies and remote work.

Please follow the current information about how the corona virus affects the School of Business, Economics and Law.


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

L. Gangadharan, P. Grossman, M. Komai, and J. Vecci: "The impact of Social Identity and Inequality on Anti Social Behaviour" forthcoming in European Economic Review

A. Bindler
and R. Hjalmarsson: "The Persistence of the Criminal Justice Gender Gap: Evidence from 200 Years of Judicial Decisions" forthcoming in Journal of Law and Economics

A. van Vuuren and P. Gautier: "Identifying present bias and time preferences with an application to land-lease-contract data" forthcoming in Econometrics Journal

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The University of Gothenburg and COVID-19

Welcome to Our Student Office

The student expedition is closed from March 18 until further notice.

The student office at the Department of Economics is open Monday – Thursday 10:30 - 12:30. You will find us in house E, floor 5. Welcome!


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