Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

Nick Ford


I grew up in Australia, where I completed my bachelors studies and worked as an economic policy adviser in government. In 2018, I moved to Denmark to study my Masters in Economics (University of Southern Denmark). I enjoyed my return to the academic environment so much, I decided to follow up with a PhD!

Beyond boosting my language skills på svenska, I'm excited about the opportunities ahead to learn from my new colleagues and dive into some fascinating questions of economic history.

Research project:
Exploring the contribution of education to Scandinavian economic development in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Something surprising about me:
My interest in Scandinavia was sparked by TV shows from the region; the first being the Danish-Swedish series, "The Bridge" (Bron). So, it is entirely fitting that I now commute between Denmark (home) and Sweden (work), investigating the mysteries of economic history!