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, våren 2018.

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

19 februari

Åsa Malmström Rognes presenterar sitt arbete kring jämförande banklagstiftning.

12 mars

Marianne Dahlén presenterar sin forskning om Kilklackens betydelse.

4 april

Lars Karlsson och Peter Hedberg presenterar artikel-utkast om krig och handel med titeln "The Impact of War on the International Economy during the First Wave of Globalization".

Måndag 23 april

UCBH seminariet kl 13-15: Lars Fälting presenterar 'Från svensk modell till marknadsstyrning – frivillig reglering av fjärrvärmeprissättning i Sverige 1948-2016'. K412

7 maj

Temadag kring kommande papper inför sommarens konferenser (heldagskonferens). Organiseras av Peter Hedberg.

21 maj

Kristina Lilja, Tom Petersson, och Mats Larsson presenterar kommande bok om ”Risk management in early banking”.