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Svante Prado

Senior lecturer

Svante Prado
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4748

Room number: 617
Postal Address: Box 625, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Viktoriagatan 13 plan 6 , 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 Svante Prado

My research focuses on four areas: The first one deals with Swedish wages and labour markets in a comparative and long-term perspective. To encourage studies within this field, Christer Lundh and I have launched HILD (historical labour data base), which provides the most important parts of the official wage statistics from 1865 until 1990. The second deals with international comparisons of labour productivity in manufacturing, market services and agriculture. The third deals with how technological changes affect demand for skills. The fourth deals with income distribution in Sweden between 1860 and 1970 (with Erik Bengtsson and Jakob Molinder). My research is supported by RJ, VR and Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius Stiftelse.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Swedish wages and labour markets in historical perspective
  • International comparisons of labour productivity

Research in progress

  • Technology, skills and inequality through the eyes of establishment-level data for Swedish manufacturing, 1879– 2012, Dec/16 -

Teaching areas

  • Environmental history
  • Modern economic growth

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Indirect taxes as a way of financing the welfare state
Svante Prado
Historisk Tidskrift, Book review 2020
Book review

Nasjonens velstand. Norges økonomiske historie 1800-1940
Svante Prado
Scandinavian Economic History Review, Book review 2020
Book review



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Ylva Noren Bretzer, Kristina Holmgren, Lotta Dellve, Leif Denti, Motzi Eklöf et al.
Dagens Samhälle, Newspaper article 2018
Newspaper article


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