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. 

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics


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