Kristin Ranestad

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Education, Technology, Innovation, Technical Education, Natural Resources, Scandinavia, Latin America


My research interests are within economic history and business history. My main research area concerns (1) formal education and practical learning for innovation and economic performance, and how these played out in different industries and (2) access to education, educational opportunity and the historical impact of education on social mobility, and differences in this regard between genders and regions. I am the program leader of The value of social background, education, academic performance and work experience: Following the life course of Scandinavian high school, technical school and university-level graduate cohorts 1880-1920 funded by Handelsbankens Forskningsstifelser where we use Scandinavian biographies as main sources. 


I have taught a total of six courses in the economic history of Norway and Scandinavia, world economic history, and in environmental history, which cover a broad spectre of historical subjects, theories and periods; two in historical methods, two in environmental history, one in Norwegian social and economic history and one in world economic history. 

I am currently the course coordinator for teaching two bachelor's courses in economic history at Lund: EKHA62 Hållbar utveckling – debatt, teori och empiri and EKHA61 Miljöhistoria ur ett ekonomiskt perspektiv. 


Recent research outputs

Kristin Ranestad & Paul Sharp, 2021 Feb 15, In: Business History.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nick Ford, Kristin Ranestad & Paul Sharp, 2021 Feb 1, European Historical Economics Society, 23 p. (EHES Working Paper; no. 207).

Research output: Working paper

Kristin Ranestad, Cristian Ducoing & Ann-Kristin Bergquist, 2021, (Accepted/In press) Natural Resources and Divergence: A Comparison of Andean and Nordic Trajectories. Ducoing, C. & Peres-Cajías, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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