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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

A. van Vuuren, J. Kjellander, V. Nilsson: “Refugees and apartment prices: A case study to investigate the attitudes of home buyers” in Regional Science and Urban Economics

P. Martinsson, E. Persson: “Public Goods and Minimum Provision Levels: Does the Institutional Formation Affect Cooperation?” in Scandinavian Journal of Economics

T. Aronsson, O. Johansson-Stenman, T. Sjögren: “Social Comparisons and Optimal Taxation in a Small Open Economy” in Scandinavian Journal of Economics

G. Calice, L. Kutlu, M. Zeng: “Understanding US Firm Efficiency and its Asset Pricing Implications” forthcoming in Empirical Economics

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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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