Föreståndare: Docent Kristina Lilja
E-post: Kristina.Lilja@ekhist.uu.se

Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen
Uppsala universitet
Box 513
SE-751 20 Uppsala

Besökadress: Kyrkogårdsgatan 10,
plan 4 (Ekonomikum)


Uppsala Centre for Business History (UCBH)


UCBH is located at Ekonomikum, Uppsala University. Photo: Martin Ceije

The Uppsala Center for Business History (UCBH) was established in 2008. It is organizationally and economically associated with the Department of Economic History at Uppsala University. UCBH focuses on research in the fields of business and financial history, intended to yield knowledge about the mechanisms that influence economic development. The centre serves as an important node in a domestic and international network of scholars and research institutes that, utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach, studies the business environment in an ever changing world, the transformation of the economy and the role of the individual and the firm in these developments. The intention is to increase our understanding of current problems and how best to navigate our way into the future. Research on firm organization and its historical evolution, on how markets develop, on strategic choices and on historical successes and failures, all contribute to our store of experiences. It thus increases the flexibility and preparedness among currently active CEOs, middle managers, economic journalists, and other actors.

Besides the research activities, the centre’s affiliated researchers teach academic courses in business history and conduct research assignments for the business sector. UCBH co-operates with several universities in Europe, USA, and Japan as well as with universities and organizations within Sweden. Currently, four professors, twelve affiliated researchers and post-doc researchers, and three PhD students are connected to the centre.

The UCBH is directed by a board with representatives from the academy as well as private companies and financiers. UCBH is financially supported by, among others, the Wallenberg Foundations, Ridderstads Foundation, and Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius Foundation.


Högre seminarier vid UCBH, hösten 2018.

Seminarierna äger rum måndagar kl 13.15–15.00 på Ekonomikum i rum K 412 om ej annat anges.

10 september

Gabriel Söderberg, Riksbanken och Uppsala Universitet, presenterar sitt papper Är Bitcoin och andra kryptotillgångar pengar?

24 september

Christopher Pihl, Uppsala Universitet, presenterar För att bygga, brygga och begrava. Riksens ständers banks utlåningsverksamhet under det sena 1600-talet

8 oktober

Anders Ögren, Lunds Universitet, presenterar sitt papper Private note issuing banks in the Swedish financial and economic development (1834–1913)

22 oktober

Henric Häggqvist, Lars Karlsson, Peter Hedberg, Uppsala Universitet, Credit, Market Structure and Efficiency in Swedish Commercial Banking 1912–1938

5 november

Åsa Malmström Rognes, Uppsala Universitet, Corporate finance in times of financial repression

19 november

Kollegor från Umeå presenterar två arbeten. Mattias Näsman, Roadblocks in the greening of the Automobile Industry: Markets, Regulations, and Negotiations of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards in Sweden and Europe 1960-2000. Ann-Kristin Bergquist, Business and Sustainability: New Business History Perspectives

3 december

Viktor Persarvet, Uppsala Universitet, titel meddelas senare

17 december

Björn Hasselgren, Uppsala Universitet, presenterar sitt arbete Göta Kanal - ett Mega-projekt i 1800-talets Sverige