Regime Changes on the Swedish Credit Market after the Second World War. Organisations and Institutions

The international credit market has changed considerably after the Second World War. The introduction of regulation and deregulation as well as the fluctuation between global and national integration of the credit market has resulted in a considerable transformation for the financial market as well as for its actors. In this project we especially focus on the development during two Swedish regime changes: the 1950s and 60s when a strong governmental regulation was imposed and the 1980s and 90s when the financial market was deregulated and opened for international competition. The research program contains five areas of special interest: the establishment of regulatory measurements, bank-industry relations, the deposit market, lending to the housing market and finally the break through of new financial tools and its effects on the employees competence and careers.

Participants at Uppsala University:

Maria Axelsson
Tom Petersson
Sven Jungerhem
Kristina Lilja
Mats Larsson
Frida Östman

Selection of publications:



Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius stiftelse

Contact persons:

Professor Mats Larsson, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Box 513, 751 20 Uppsala, Phone +46 18 471 1232,


Seminars will take place in Ekonomikum, room K425, 1315-1500

29 August

Margrit Müller, Universität Zürich. "The impact of multinationalization on the firms, their home economy and the host countries. The case of Switzerland during the 20th century"

12 September

Amanda Scardamaglia, Swinburne Law School, Melbourne. Presentation of research project on  "Colonial trademarks".