Jonas Ljungberg

Senior Professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Keywords

  • Economic History

Research

My major current research is 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 is so far largely an uncultivated field. This is now going to change, and a session at the World Economic History Congress in Boston, summer 2018, is devoted to this issue and publications are in the pipeline. 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, and currently exchange rates.

Recent research outputs

Jonas Ljungberg, 2019, 27 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. General Issues; no. 2019:198).

Research output: Working paper

Jonas Ljungberg & Anders Ögren, 2019, 32 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. General Issues; no. 2019:190).

Research output: Working paper

Jonas Ljungberg, 2019, 60 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. General Issues ; no. 2019:200).

Research output: Working paper

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