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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

Andreas Dzemski“An Empirical Model of Dyadic Link Formation in a Network with Unobserved Heterogeneity” accepted for publication in The Review of Economics and Statistics

Michèle Belot, Philipp Kircher & Paul Muller: “Providing Advice to Job-Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on On-Line Advice" accepted for publication in The Review of Economic Studies

Andreea Mitrut & Simona Tudor: “Bridging the Gap for Roma Women. The Effects of a Health Mediation Program on Roma Prenatal Care and Child Health at Birth”, Journal of Public Economics, 165, 114-132, 2018

Randi Hjalmarsson & Matthew J. Lindquist: "The Causal Effect of Military Conscription on Crime" forthcoming in The Economic Journal

Edwin Ip, Andreas Leibbrandt & Joseph Vecci: "How Do Gender Quotas Affect Hierarchical Relationships? Complementary Evidence from a Representative Survey and Labor Market Experiments". Accepted at Management Science

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"Vanligt missförstånd om DO:s roll"
Svenska Dagbladet, [2018-12-16]

Nu i P4: Därför älskar vi att ge
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