Research in economics includes studies of numerous phenomena that affect society at different levels. This could include studying a limited market, such as when we wish to investigate how deregulation of the electricity market affects our welfare or how we should manage an industry that contributes to the greenhouse effect. This could involve investigating how interlinked market systems at national and global levels affect our opportunities for work and good income trends.
The first time that a doctoral student in economics, employed at Södertörn University, completed their doctoral degree was 2015, in partnership with Örebro University. In 2017, the university received doctoral degree-awarding powers in this subject, which now (the spring of 2019) has three doctoral students. Doctoral education is conducted in the research area of Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society.
Third stream activities
The subject works with business and surrounding community through research projects, including the collaborative Reinvent project, which is financed by the Knowledge Foundation, and through other projects on sustainability and the environment, trade, public procurement and opening welfare services up to competition. We also collaborate with the surrounding community through participation as experts in the news media and in enquiries, continuing professional education and guest lectures, through our alumni, work placements, study visits and essays and dissertations in partnership with organisations, public authorities and business.