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Birgit Karlsson

Professor emerita

Birgit Karlsson
Professor emerita
+46 31 786 4741

Room number: 611
Postal Address: Box 625, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13, plan 5 , 41125 Göteborg

Economic History at Department of Economy and Society (More Information)
Box 625
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 , 411 25 Göteborg

About Birgit Karlsson

I am an Associate professor in Economic History. My dissertation dealt with the use of trade as a political weapon and how it affected the interpretation of Swedish neutrality after WW II. My research has continued with trade issues, like trade between Sweden and Nazi Germany. During the last years my research focus has been on cartels and company cooperation during the 20th century. I have led several research project and also been a member of the review panel for historical research at the Swedish Research council.

I am a senior lecturer in economic history and have developed a lot of courses, often across department borders. It is still one of my main tasks to give lectures, mainly on Graduate level. I have been the supervisor of three doctoral students.  I have also taken part in writing pedagogical books in history.

During the last years my main task has been as Head of Department. Three “old” departments were merged into one in 2012 and it has taken a lot of effort to create functioning routines for the new department.

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Research areas

  • Trade policy Cartels and competition Industrial history

Teaching areas

  • Economic history Social history Qualitative methods

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Two cartel regimes. Swedish paper cartels and the EEC in the 1970s
Birgit Karlsson
Scandinavian Economic History Review, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Fattiges Vänner 1819-2019, kapitel 1
Birgit Karlsson, Martin Fritz, Ingvar Dahlberg
ISSN 0283-4855, Göteborg, Riksarkivet Landsarkivet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book


Vapenproduktion på marknadens villkor
Birgit Karlsson
Det svarta järnet : Bergslagens vapenindustri under 1900-talet. Mia Geijer och Maths Isacson (red.), Stockholm, Walborg bokförlag, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Svensk försvarsindustri
Birgit Karlsson
Karlskrona, Printfabriken, Book 2016


Privat och internationellt - försvarsindustrin efter 1945
Birgit Karlsson
Vårt försvar, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

From price to presence SKF strategies 1970-2007
Birgit Karlsson
Revue francaise d´histoire économique, Journal article 2015
Journal article


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