Therese Nilsson

Senior Lecturer, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics



Globalization: health and poverty, social norms and institutions; health shocks, and economic inequality and health. 

Among the questions that I try to answer with my research:

What is the impact of economic and social globalization human health?

To what extent does globalization affect institutional conditions for development?

What were the economic consequences of the Spanish flu?

What are the effects of the introduction of free antenatal care?


I am responsible for the distance learning courses at the department of economics, LUSEM. I have previously taught development economics and health economics. I have supervized more than 70 master and bachelor theses.



I am regularily being interviewed in mass media about my research. I often participate in panels and have presentations in events organized by government bodies and other organizations. 

Recent research outputs

Berggren, N., Bjornskov, C. & Therese Nilsson, 2018 Jun, In : Journal of Happiness Studies. 19, 5, p. 1465-1483

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Margareta Dackehag, Lina Maria Ellegård, Ulf Gerdtham & Therese Nilsson, 2018, Department of Economics, Lund University , 35 p.(Working Papers; no. 2018:2)

Research output: Working paper

Gawain Heckley, Fischer, M., Ulf-Göran Gerdtham, Martin Karlsson, Kjellsson, G. & Therese Nilsson, 2018, 60 p.(Working Papers; no. 2018:8)

Research output: Working paper

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