Research in Economic History
Economic history is a broad social science subject with an historical perspective. Economic history studies historical events, the creation, use and allocation of resources and applies knowledge of economic processes to understand the development of society in a long-term perspective. Society’s formal and informal rules – its institutions – and their role for maintaining stability in patterns of subsistence and living conditions are of particular importance. Our ongoing projects are presented in the different research areas at the department.
Labour market and working life
Business and financial history
Trade, retail and consumption
Science, technology and society
NEW research project
Fire insurance in rural Sweden 1734-185
A PhD education offers the competence to conduct independent research and also to give the student deeper and wider knowledge of economic history along with the ability to communicate this knowledge. The PhD thesis is an independent scientific work that generates new knowledge within the chosen area.
For questions regarding research at our department, please contact Head of Research:
Professor Mats Morell