Maria Persson

Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, PhD, Associate Professor (docent)

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics



My research areas are international trade, development and economic integration.


My current teaching is intermediate and master-level economic integration. I am also the supervisor for a large number of bachelors' and masters' level theses.

In addition, I have previously taught introductory international economic and been a teaching assistant in PhD level Microeconomic Theory.

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Course director and lecturer

- Course name: Economic Integration

- Course code: NEKH71

- Number of clock hours: 160


2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 4


Master level (number of theses 2018): 2


3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018):


Master level (number of theses 2018):



4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

The course “Economic Integration” (NEKH71) has been developed to strengthen its sustainability perspective. For example, a completely new group assignment was developed (and successfully implemented), focusing on the connection between the multilateral trading system and countries’ abilities to implement policies to protect the environment.


The course contents was also re-designed and updated in major ways to reflect the changing empirical reality of economic integration. Concretely, many empirical applications and new course materials have been added to make sure that students have a chance to understand and learn how to analyze cases such as Brexit and the strongly unorthodox trade policy pursued by President Trump. This should help make sure that the students are well-prepared for their future careers in the international trade community. 


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6. Programme responsibility (name of programme)



7. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)




8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning



9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks




Recent research outputs

Hess, W. & Maria Persson, 2019 May, Disrupted Economic Relationships. : Disasters, Sanctions, Dissolutions.. Besedeš, T. & Nitsch, V. (eds.). Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press

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

Maria Persson & Fredrik Wilhelmsson, 2016, In : World Economy. 39, 1, p. 16-53

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Joakim Gullstrand & Maria Persson, 2015, In : Review of World Economics. 151, 1, p. 23-51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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