The department of Economics employs about 35 academics involved in research and teaching. The department delivers the economics module as part of the professional degree programs. At the master’s level, the department offers a general economic two-year program, as well as specialized two-year programs in environmental and resource economics and in health economics.
The department produces both theoretical and empirical research and focuses on public economics, public finance, labor economics, environmental economics and resource economics. In general, our research is oriented towards current policy issues of societal interest.
The department has an international outlook and employs economists trained in Sweden and elsewhere. The department welcomes Swedish and international researchers who visit and contribute to its weekly research seminars.
Social Sciences Building
Level 2 (ground floor)
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sara Widmark, administrator
+46 90 786 6841