Martin Dribe

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History
  • Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified



I am professor of Economic History, specializing in Economic Demography, and Director of the Center for Economic Demography. My research deals with historical and contemporary economic demography covering mortality, fertility, migration, marriage and social mobility. It has been published in leading demography and economic history journals. Most of my research involves longitudinal micro-level data and I am currently PI for the Scanian Economic-Demographic Database, as well as for the research program The Rise and Fall of the Industrial City: The Landskrona Population Study (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2016-2022).

I have taught economic history and demography at all levels, but is currently mainly involved in the master's and PhD programs. I also supervise PhD candidates in economic history working in the field of economic demography.


1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role: responsible for the course, lecturer 

- Course name: Population and Living Standards

- Course code: EKHM72

- Number of clock hours: 160 (min del 80)


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

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 0


Master level (number of theses 2018): 3


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

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 0


Master level (number of theses 2018): 4



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

Continuous updates and development of the course I’m teaching. It has been completely revised over the last 3 years



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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


Co-author of book on research methods (Metodguide för historiska studier, ed. By Martin Gustavsson and Yvonne Svanström, Studentlitteratur.

Recent research outputs

Scalone, F. & Martin Dribe, 2019, Dalla fonte al database: per una storia economica e sociale delle popolazioni del passato. Fornasin, A. & Gasperoni, M. (eds.). San Marino: Universitu of San Marino, p. 97-114 (Quaderni del Centro Sammarinese di Studi Storici; vol. 43).

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

Martin Dribe, Hacker, J. D. & Scalone, F., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Science History.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Martin Dribe, Björn Eriksson & Scalone, F., 2019, In : Explorations in Economic History. 71, 1, p. 93 111 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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