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Within the project Crisis and Transformation: the rise of financialization and marketization in the late 20th century, together with Dr. Edoardo Atamura and PhD sstudent Dominic Mealy, I pursue research on structural change in Europe during the recent half-century. What was the role of petrodollar recirculation, after the oil crises in the 1970s, for the pervasive financialisation that has evolved since? An encompasing marketisation of education and health care has also taken place, yet how has its extent and modes evolved in different countries?

My previous research has, i.a., been about the causes and consequences of different exchange rate arrangements in Europe, since 1870. Although exchange rates are topical in economics, their long-term impact on growth and convergence has been largely an uncultivated field. However, I began research in economic history with an investigation of shipbuilding, and became involved in Swedish Historical National Accounts with a study of prices. The latter was a prerequisite for the calculation of GDP in constant prices and comparisons over time. Obviously, this is not a straightforward task, and measurement problems in historical contexts have become a kind of common denominator of my research issues: prices and technological change, services and human capital in economic growth,  exchange rates and currently marketisation and financialisation.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

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