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Patrick Svensson

Patrick Svensson

Presentation

I am Professor of Agrarian History at SLU since May 2017. My background is in economic history and I was trained at Lund University where I defended my doctoral dissertation in 2001 and became associate professor in economic history in 2010.

My main research area concerns the workings of the pre-industrial economy and the transition to modern economic growth. Within this I have focused particularly on the process and the consequences of the agricultural revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Recently, I have received two grants broadening my research into the areas of long-term studies of inequality and of market integration, both dealing with Sweden. My work is highly empirical and, through formalized international research cooperation, comparative within a European context.

Selected publications

Articles (peer-review)

Bengtsson, Erik, Missiaia, Anna, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2018) "Aristocratic wealth and inequality in a changing society: Sweden 1750-1900", Scandinavian Journal of History, published online 12 June 2018, DOI.

Bengtsson, Erik, Missiaia, Anna, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2018) "Wealth inequality in Sweden 1750-1900.", The Economic History Review, 71:3, p. 772-794, DOI

Hedefalk, Finn, Svensson, Patrick och Lars Harrie (2017) "Spatiotemporal historical datasets at micro-level for geocoded individuals in five Swedish parishes, 1813-1914.", Nature: Scientific Data, 4:170046. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.46. www.nature.com/articles/sdata201746

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2017) "The agricultural revolution and the conditions of the rural poor, southern Sweden 1750-1860.", The Economic History Review, 70:2, p. 483-508.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2016) "The landlord lag - productivity on peasant farms and landlord demesnes during the agricultural revolution in Sweden, 1700-1860", Scandinavian Economic History Review, 64:1, p. 55-71.

Hedefalk, Finn, Harrie, Lars och Patrick Svensson (2015) "Methods to create a longitudinal integrated demographic and geographic database on the micro-level: a case study of five Swedish rural parishes, 1813-1914", Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 48:3, p. 153-173.

Hedefalk, Finn, Harrie, Lars och Patrick Svensson (2014) "Extending the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) for longitudinal historical databases to include geographic data", Historical Life Course Studies, vol. 1, p. 27-46.

Bergenfeldt, Fredrik, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2013) "Wagons at Work: A Transport Revolution from Below - the Case of Sweden, 1750-1850.", Agricultural History Review, 61:1, p. 63-82.

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2012) "Was the Manorial System an Efficient Insurance Institution? Economic Stress and Demographic Response in Sweden, 1749-1859.", European Review of Economic History, 16, p. 292-310.

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2012) "Manorialisme et gestion du risque dans la société préindustrielle. La Suède aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles", Annales. Histoire, Sciences sociales, 67:2, p. 451-469.

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2012) "If the landlord so wanted... Family, farm production and land transfers in the manorial system.", The Economic History Review, 65:2, p. 746-769.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2010) "Agricultural growth and institutions, Sweden 1700-1860", European Review of Economic History, 14:2, p. 275-304.

van de Putte, Bart och Patrick Svensson (2010) "Measuring social structure in a rural context. Applying the SOCPO-scheme to Scania, Sweden (17th-20th century)", Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis/Revue belge d'histoire contemporaine, vol. XL, no. 1-2, p. 249-293.

Dribe, Martin och Patrick Svensson (2008) "Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century Rural Sweden - A Micro Level Analysis", Scandinavian Economic History Review, 56:2, p. 122-141.

Svensson, Patrick (2006) "Peasants and Entrepreneurship in the Nineteenth-Century Agricultural Transformation of Sweden", Social Science History, 30:3, p. 387-429.

Nilsson, Anders, Pettersson, Lars och Patrick Svensson (1999) "Agrarian transition and literacy: The case of nineteenth century Sweden", European Review of Economic History, 3:1, p. 79-96.

Books

Hillbom, Ellen och Patrick Svensson (red.) (2013) Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective. London and New York: Routledge.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (red.) (2011) Growth and stagnation in European historical agriculture. Turnhout: Brepols publishers.

Svensson, Patrick (2001) Agrara entreprenörer. Böndernas roll i omvandlingen av jordbruket i Skåne ca. 1800-1870. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International (doktorsavhandling).

Book chapters

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats & Patrick Svensson (2017) "Nordic Europe", in Alfani, G & C. Ó Gráda (eds.) Famine in European History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 185-211.

Svensson, Patrick (2013) "Land Market, Property Rights, and Agricultural Transformation in southern Sweden 1680-1870", in Béaur, G. Schofield, P. Chevet, J-M och M-T Perez-Picazo (red.) Property Rights, Land Markets and Ecionomic Growth in the European Countryside (Thirteenth-Twentieth Centuries). Turnhout: Brepols publishers, p. 455-473.

Hillbom, Ellen och Patrick Svensson (2013) "Introduction", i Hillbom, E. och P. Svensson (red.) (2013) Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective. London and New York: Routledge, p. 1-25.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2013) "Production and credits: A micro level analysis of the agrarian economy in Västra Karaby parish, Sweden, 1786-1846" i Hillbom, E. och P. Svensson (red.) (2013) Agricultural Transformation in a Global History Perspective. London and New York: Routledge, p. 206-228.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2011) "Agricultural production in southern Sweden, 1702-1864", i Olsson, M. och P. Svensson (red.) (2011) Growth and stagnation in European historical agriculture. Turnhout: Brepols publishers, p. 117-139.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2011) "Measuring and explaining agricultural growth", i Olsson, M. och P. Svensson (red.) (2011) Growth and stagnation in European historical agriculture. Turnhout: Brepols publishers, p. 15-34.

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2010) "Economic Crises, Manorialism, and Demographic Response: Southern Sweden in the Preindustriak Period", i Kurosu, S., Bengtsson, T. och C. Campbell (red.) Demographic Responses to Economic and Environmental Crises. Kashiwa: Reitaku University, p. 17-47.

Olsson, Mats och Patrick Svensson (2009) "Peasant economy - markets and agricultural production in southern Sweden 1711-1860", i Pinilla, V. (red.) Markets and Agricultural change in Europe from the 13th to the 20th Century. Turnhout: Brepols publishers, p. 75-106.

Dribe, Martin och Patrick Svensson (2008) "Statarnas geografiska rörlighet, sociala ursprung och fruktsamhet", i Lundh, C. och M. Olsson (red.) Statarliv - i myt och verklighet. Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag, p. 187-210.

Working papers

Bengtsson, Erik and Patrick Svensson (2018) "The Wealth of the Swedish Peasant Farmers Class 1750-1900: Composition and distribution" Lund Papers in Economic History, no 177. Department of Economic History, Lund University

Bengtsson, Erik, Missiaia, Anna, Olsson, Mats and Patrick Svensson (2017) "The Wealth of the Richest: Inequality and the Nobility in Sweden, 1750-1900". Lund Papers in Economic History, no. 161. Department of Economic History, Lund University. link

Olsson, Mats and Patrick Svensson (2017) "Estimating agricultural production in Scania, 1702-1881: User guide for the Historical Database of Scanian Agriculture and overall results." Lund Papers in Economic History, no. 151. Department of Economic History, Lund University. link

Dribe, Martin, Olsson, Mats and Patrick Svensson (2015) "Famines in the Nordic countries, AD 536-1875". Lund Papers in Economic History, no. 138. Department of Economic History, Lund University. link

 

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Contact
Professor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Agrarian History
Telephone: 018-673549
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land
Box 7012
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Uppsala