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The Department of Economics at SLU consists of about 80 employees, mainly researchers. Our researchers are engaged in education - and vice versa, our teachers are engaged in research.

In our research, we work on a range of topics that mainly have to do with agriculture and the conservation and use of natural resources.

Our goal is to deliver research which is both of high quality by international standards, and relevant and accessible to various actors in society. It is published in (top-ranked) peer-reviewed journals and books.

Traditionally, we have categorized our research in two parts, business and economics, but the research can also be categorized using the research themes and projects described here.



Read more about our research groups below:

Applied Analysis

We work with applied analysis of food, agriculture, fishing and rural development. The group works closely with Lund University and together they form the research centre AgriFood Economics Centre.

Agricultural and Food Economics

Our research engage in interdisciplinary approaches to encompass the complexity and combine theoretical insights from the agricultural and food economics discipline with insights from other sciences, in particular the natural and behavioural sciences.

Decision-making and Managerial Behaviour

Every day, many decisions are made which affect the development of the agricultural sector and the rest of society.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainability

The research group's overall goal is to develop an understanding of the interaction between entrepreneurial activities and the contexts in which they take place.

Environmental Economics

How do we better manage our environment and natural resources? Our research focuses on issues relevant to environmental policy.

Published: 08 March 2024 - Page editor: gajane.shabandari@slu.se

Department of Economics Box 7013 750 07 Uppsala • Visiting address Uppsala: Ulls hus, Ulls väg 27 756 51 Uppsala • Visiting address Lund: AgriFood Economics Centre Scheelevägen 15 D 223 63 Lund  • 018- 67 10 00 

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