Why does Great Britain want to leave the EU and why does Trump want to build a wall between the US and Mexico? Is it true that immigration leads to fewer jobs for Swedes? And why do women still earn less money than men? Economics is a subject for those with an interest in socioeconomic questions.

Economics studies provide you with theoretical and empirical tools to analyse and investigate socioeconomic questions. The analysis is based on how individuals, companies and politicians act in a world of limited resources. At Linnaeus University, you can study economics on the unique economics programme, as part of other programmes, or as single-subject courses, on campus or at a distance.

Economics is a broad subject that comprises many different specialisations like macroeconomics, microeconomics, labour market economics, public economics, political economics, and environmental economics. At Linnaeus University, there is special focus on labour market economics and research on shaping and evaluating public economics. We study, for instance, how different groups on the labour market are affected by discrimination, enterprising, taxes, and regulations.

At Linnaeus University, students are trained for qualified analytical work as social scientists. Economists have a good and broad labour market and are found at government offices, public authorities, the trade and industry, municipalities and county councils, trade and employee organisations, and international organisations. Our first-cycle education also provides you with good opportunities to acquire in-depth knowledge later on within the frame of second-cycle and third-cycle education.