University of Gothenburg

Research areas

The Department of Economics hosts a broad spectra of research areas in economics.

Behavioural and experimental economics

Behavioural economics attempts to model human behaviour through a combination of insights from economics and psychology.

Development economics

Research in development economics covers several topics such as industrial development, inflation, HIV and health, development aid, social conflict, natural disasters, land grabbing, institutional economics, the political economy of natural resources, and long-run development.

Environmental economics

Environmental economics deals with the economic aspects of global, national and local environmental problems and policies.

Financial economics

Financial economics, or simply finance, covers a wide range of topics broadly related to financial markets and the financing decisions of firms.

Health economics

Health Economics applies and develops microeconomic theory and empirical methods on issues related to people's health.

Industrial economics

Industrial economists study how markets work. We are often concerned with the causes and consequences of market power, typically in oligopolistic industries.

Labor and applied microeconomics

Labor economists investigate a wide range of questions aimed at understanding how labor markets work, and how public policies may interact with labor market choices and outcomes.

Public economics

Public economics is in short economics of the public sector - taxation and expenditure in terms of various kinds of public services.