Our unit studies financial and monetary issues in a long-term and comparative perspective. We analyze the impact of monetary regimes, banking systems and financial regulations for economic performance. We study the institutional factors behind successful and/or unsuccessful financial and monetary systems, as well as causes and consequences of booms and busts including crisis management using historical data.
At present we are two senior researchers, two PhD students and one affiliated researcher. We are well embedded and active in several international research communities and we also have the benefit of a close collaboration with the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies (KWC). Our research is directly linked to teaching as we give one undergraduate course EKHE53 Financial Systems: Development and Crises, as well as a considerable part of the Internet based distance course EKHD02 The Global Economy.