Kerstin Enflo

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Economic history; economic growth; historical economic geography


My research focus on long-run regional and industry growth. I have conducted analysis to assess the role of natural resources, the extent of the market, agglomeration economies, institutions, technical change, market integration and regional convergence. I am specifically interested in the role of historical infrastructure investments such as railroads and town plantations. I am also interested in the long-term evolution of regional inequality and have constructed regional GDP per capita data that go back to the 16th century.


Recent research outputs

Kerstin Enflo & Alexandra L. Cermeño, 2019 Jan 3, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post

Alexandra L. Cermeño & Kerstin Enflo, 2018 Dec 13, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), 40 p.(Discussion Paper; no. 13392)

Research output: Working paper

Kerstin Enflo, 2018 Nov 26, The Economic Development of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History since 1900. Rosés, J. & Wolf, N. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 103-128

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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