Anders Nilsson

Anders Nilsson

Professor emeritus

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My research is about the relationship between education, the labour market, and economic and social change. The long-term perspective is important and my research could be said to deal with the economic history of education. Since the late 1990s my research has primarily been vocational education and training, not least apprenticeship training. Previously. I have  investigated the development of literacy in relation to the transformation of agriculture in 19th century Sweden. In short, my  research has long time perspectives and concerns large sections of the population.


I have been teaching extensively for about 35 years at the undergraduate and graduate level on economic history in general as well as more specialised topics on human capital, education, and the labour market.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • Education
  • Labour market
  • Vocational education and training
  • Literacy


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