Astrid Kander


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Environmental Economic History, Climate Change, Sustainable Growth, Innovation, Energy


My main research is in the field of environmental economic history. It is about the interrelations of economic growth, innovations, energy and CO2 emissions. The geographical scope is Sweden, Europe and the entire Globe and the time period is from 1800 up until the present. Ecologically unequal exchange in trade is the focus of some of my recent projects.

A second strand of research is innovation, more broadly. We have established a consistent Literature Based innovation output database for Sweden and Finland 1970-2013. It will be used to assess policy impacts, collaboration, economic significance of innovations and the interrelations between research and development (R&D), growth and innovation.


I teach economic history in the area of growth and the environment, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level.


I reach out in Swedish and international public debates through speeches, debate articles and radio interviews.


Recent research outputs

Sara Torregrosa Hetland, Pelkonen, A., Oksanen, J. & Astrid Kander 2017 Lund: Department of Economic History, Lund University, 47 p.(Lund Papers in Economic History; no. 160)

Research output: Working paper

Astrid Kander, Josef Taalbi, Oksanen, J., Karolin Sjöö & Rilla, N. 2017 Lund: Department of Economic History, Lund University, 41 p.(Lund Papers in Economic History: General Issues; no. 167)

Research output: Working paper

Astrid Kander, Warde, P., Sofia Henriques, Hana Nielsen, Viktoras Kulionis & Hagen, S. 2017 In : Ecological Economics. 139, p. 33-44 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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