Thor Berger

affiliated with the university, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Keywords

  • Economic History, Economic Geography, Economic Growth

Research

My research interests straddles the intersection of economic geography, economic history, and urban economics and focuses on how technological advances—spanning the potato’s introduction in the 18th century, to the 19th-century railroads, to advances in Machine Learning in the 21st century—affects employment, inequality, and regional and urban growth.

Teaching

I teach courses in economic history, innovation, and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course

- Course name: Teori och metod

- Course code: EKHK30

- Number of clock hours: 45

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course

- Course name: Kandidatuppsats, 15 hp

- Course code: EKHK31/EKHK18

- Number of clock hours: 45

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name: Teknologisk och social utveckling - Historiska erfarenheter och framtida utmaningar

- Course code: EKHA73

- Number of clock hours: 18

 

 

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Master level (number of theses 2018): 3

 

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

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2018): 2

 

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Outreach

To reach out, I have contributed to reports for the European Commission, the OECD, the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, and the United Nations. My research has repeatedly been covered in media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, Financial Times, and the New York Times, as well as being cited by organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

Recent research outputs

Thor Berger, 2019, In : Economic History Review. 72, 3, p. 869-896

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thor Berger & Engzell, P., 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 13, p. 6045-6050 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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