Thor BergerPostdoctoral Fellow, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Economic History, Economic Geography, Economic Growth


My research interests straddles the intersection of economic geography, economic history, and urban economics and focuses on how technological advances—spanning the potato’s introduction in the 18th century, to the 19th-century railroads, to advances in Machine Learning in the 21st century—affects employment, inequality, and regional and urban growth.


I teach courses in economic history, innovation, and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


To reach out, I have contributed to reports for the European Commission, the OECD, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the United Nations. My research has repeatedly been covered in media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, Financial Times, and the New York Times, as well as being cited by organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Recent research outputs

Thor Berger & Kerstin Enflo 2017 Mar In : Journal of Urban Economics. 98, p. 124-138 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thor Berger 2016 Sep 8 Lund. 170 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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