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Research of unit of Economic History

Unit of economic history has a strong research profile, hosting numerous prominent scientists active within a range of disciplinary fields.

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Doctoral studies

Students learn to solve economic-historical research tasks and contribute to the development of new knowledge.

Economic History at Umeå University study long run social and economic development. The research illuminates how individuals, families, companies and nations make difficult choices to use limited resources in order to meet various needs. Economic historians explore such choices in terms of e.g., productivity, equality and sustainability in a historical perspective.

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