Welcome to the Department of Business and Economics
The Department of Business and Economics has a strong tradition for high-quality research and teaching within the fields of economics and business. This is demonstrated through numerous publications in leading international journals, as well as through the education of highly valued candidates at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
The research and teaching activities at the department are organized within six groups: Microeconomics, International Trade and Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Accounting, Finance, and Management Science. Read more about the six groups here.
The research covers both theoretical and empirical subjects, but the use of economic theory and quantitative methods such as mathematics, statistics, econometrics and computer science characterizes most research projects.
The department has three cross-disciplinary focus areas: Accounting and Finance, Economic Development under the program HEDG, and health economics. The latter is organized in the Centre of Health Economics Research (COHERE) – which comprises researchers from both the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
The main study programs at the department are: BSc and MSc in Economics (oecon.); BSc and MSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA and cand.merc.); BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Economics (scient.oecon.); and MSc in Business Administration and Auditing (cand.merc.aud.). Read more
Approximately 70 people from 15 different countries currently work at the department plus a number of external teachers. At the department, we constantly strive to maintain a first-class work environment characterized by a productive and friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and willingness to cooperate. Working at the Department of Business and Economics is hard fun!
Paper wins the Figuerola Prize
Paul Sharp and Jacob Weisdorf at the Department of Business and Economics, SDU, together with Nina Boberg-Fazlic (KU) have been awarded the Figuerola Prize for their paper ‘Survival of the richest? Social status, fertility and social mobility in England 1541-1824’. It was awarded at the 2013 conference of the European Historical Economics Society at the London School of Economics. The prize is sponsored by the Figuerola Institute of Social Science History and is awarded biannually to the best article published in the European Review of Economic History during the last two years. The paper investigates and explains differences in fertility by socio-economic group in pre-industrial England and discusses the social and economic impact of the observed differences. See more here: http://www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/instituto_figuerola/home/events_news/prizes_grants