Therese Nilsson


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Most of my research lies at the intersection of health and education economics, but my research also includes work on cultural and institutional economics .

Among the questions that I aimed at answering with my research are:

What are the short- and long-run effects of early investments in health, such as the introduction of free antenatal care?

What were the economic consequences of the Spanish flu?

What are the long-run effects of more instructional time/less absence in primary school?

To what extent does globalization affect institutional conditions for development and cultural attitudes?



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.

Please contact me if you are interested in writing your thesis about a topic related to my research. 


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. 

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  • Economics


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