Lund University Macroeconomic and Demographic Database

Money and Finance

Studies in monetary and financial history is an established research field at the department of economic history at Lund university. The research was initially aimed at economic policy and money and prices in 18th century Sweden (see Göran Ahlström 1972, 1974, 1989), foreign trade and finance (Gunnar Fridlizius 1959 and 1981) and the history of financial institutions (see Göran Ahlström, Lars Pettersson and Lennart Schön (1989)). Current research undertakings are directed towards exchange rates and market integration, monetary policy in the 19th and 20th century Sweden (Håkan Lobell 1995, 2000 and 2002), the development of monetary theory in early 19th century Sweden (Håkan Lobell and Lars Pettersson) and Sweden's entry and role in the Bretton Woodssystem (Göran Ahlström and Benny Carlsson).

A selection of data from this accumulated research is presented in the LU-MADD database.


Exchange Rates

Money Stock and Components

Foreign Exchange Market

Import and Export of Gold and Silver
1836-1950 .xls  .doc

Riksbanken (The Bank of Sweden)

Foreign Exchange Market Interventions 1845-1880 .xls .doc

Interest rates


Last published: 2021-07-05