Economic History provides a long-term perspective on economic and social development. Our studies concern current topics relating to globalisation, the environment, migration and gender from the perspective of economic history, but also classical issues relating to economic growth and distribution, business, entrepreneurship and innovations: A small discipline, addressing the Big Questions.
The Department of Economic History is part of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. We offer courses at First Cycle, Second Cycle and Third Cycle level. Research constitutes an important part of what we do.
Our students can read First Cycle level economic history within the scope of the economics programme, history teacher training, the European studies programme and as independent courses at the School of Business, Economics and Law. We also offer special Master courses.
The teaching staff and researchers at the Department participate in international networks and projects and publicize in international journals. Cooperation and interaction with trade and industry and society is another important activity.
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