Christer Lundh


Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13 plan 6
41125 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Christer Lundh

Christer Lundh defended his dissertation in economic history at Lunds University in 1987. He was appointed Associate Professor (docent) in 1992 and Professor in 2002 at the Department of Economic History, Lund University. He took the chair in economic history at the University of Gothenburg in 2006. His academic credentials include being associated researcher with the Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) 2002-2010, chairman of the Scientific Council for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) 2010-2012, and chairman of the Academic Appointments Board and member of the Faculty Board of the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg. He was the director of the PhD programme in economic history 2006-2016. Christer Lundh does research and teaches in the fields of labour studies and industrial relations, and historical and economic demography. 

GM1205 International Migration (Master course at the School)
ES001 Research Design (PhD course at the Dept. of Economy and Society) 
Chairman of the Higher Seminar in Economic History (with Prof. Susanna Fellman)
Supervisor of students and PhD candidates

Principal Investigator: Research Projects
HILD: Historical Labour Database (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond)
A Longitudinal Study of Inter-firm Mobility in Göteborg 1916-1945 
(Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap) 
Wages in Sweden in Comparative Perspective, 1860-2010 
(Riksbankens Jubileumsfond)
Wages in Sweden 1860-2010 in a Labour Economics Perspective 
(Jan Wallander och Tom Hedenius stiftelse) 
Family, Work and Mobility in Göteborg 1900-1945 
(Stiftelsen Anna Ahrenbergs Fond)
Selection and Migration: Comparative Studies of Movements in Conditions Reminiscent of Natural Experiments 
(Jan Wallander och Tom Hedenius stiftelse)
Socioeconomic Dimensions of Diet and Health during the 20th Century: A Longitudinal Study 
Economic Assimilation of Immigrants Arriving from Highly-developed Countries: The Case of German Immigrants in Sweden and the US 
(Institutet för arbetsmarknads- och utbildningspolitisk utvärdering)
Wage Stickiness and Labour Market Institutions: A Comparative Study of Labour Markets in Finland and Sweden during the Great Depression 
(Jan Wallander och Tom Hedenius stiftelse)Flytten från föräldrahemmet: Jämförande studier av ungdomars vägar till vuxenliv i Sverige, 1880-1967
(Jan Wallander och Tom Hedenius stiftelse)

International Networks
International Economic History Association
European Historical Economics Society
Eurasian Project on Population and Family History

Research areas

  • Labour Market and Working Life in Historical Perspective
  • International Migration and Immigrant Integration
  • Historical Demography

Teaching areas

  • International Migration and Immigrant Integration
  • Labour Market and Working Life in Historical Perspective
  • Historical Demography

Selected publications

Markets and politics: the Swedish urban-rural wage gap, 1865-1985
Lundh, Christer, Prado, Svante
European Review of Economic History, 19:1, s. 67-87, 2015

Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900
Lundh, Christer, Kurosu, Satomi, et al