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How are they connected - people, households, companies, markets, public organizations, and different interest groups?  If you study economic history, you will learn more about this

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Economic history has a unique ability to provide perspectives on modern phenomena in the national economy by pointing out long-term connections between different factors and pointing out parallels in past times and elsewhere.

You will study the world economy with an emphasis on developments from the 19th century until present. Some key issues that are addressed are:

  • Why some countries have become rich while others have remained poor
  • The role of population development in prosperity and environmental problems
  • The context and pattern of economic growth in relation to natural resources and technological development
  • The development and importance of human competence in the labor market
  • Men and women's different conditions in the economy
  • Immigrants' conditions in the labor market
  • How economic theory has changed over time

When you study economic history, you receive a broad education and are trained in questioning, scientific work and in formulating your insights - skills that are well suited for working with investigation and information.

Like other former students, you can, for example, work as an administrator at government agencies, market analysts, academics, journalists, teachers and archivists.


If you want to complete or build your own education.

BSc in Economy and Society

A unique bachelor's programme that is given entirely in English with students from all over the world.


The programme offers both the background theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in development-related fields.

Our Master’s programmes

For those of you who already have a bachelor's degree, we provide a few different master's programmes. You can read more about the programmes on LUSEM’s English website.

Economic Development and Growth (Double degree)

Economic Growth, Population and Development