person: PhD Olle Hage,
phone: +46 (0)920 49 23 36 (photo to the
Luleå University of Technology is one of the few
universities in Sweden that offers economics as a stand alone education
program. The Faculty is involved in major national and international
projects in the field of energy and natural resources economics. Courses
in economics continue to attract a large number of students. During the
academic year 2002/2003 approximately 1,570 students attended the courses!
The research program was initiated in 1992 with a strong emphasis towards
international policy. The Department's research is focused on international
environmental, energy and natural resources problems. The focus has been
adopted so as to guarantee a high a standard research and to facilitate
collaboration with other departments at Luleå University of Technology.
Besides the Department collaborates internationally with prominent research
and educational institutions organizations all over the World.
South Asia related activities at the department:
The Internationally renowned economist Professor Marian
Radetzki has been head of the department since 1991, but he does not
spend much time in Luleå. For many years he was based at the Institute
for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, and in the late
1980’s he worked as Visiting Professor of Mineral Economics at Colorado
School of Mines, USA. During the 1960’s he also spent four years
in India, working for the Swedish Cooperative Union and Wholesale Society
as Director of the International Cooperative Alliance Education Center
for South and East Asia in New Delhi. Throughout the years he has been
much engaged in research on the economic development of the Third World.
Among his publications are found ”Financing Mining Projects in Developing
Countries” (1979) and ”Developing Countries: The New Growth
Markets” (1990). More
information at Prof. Radetzki’s homepage.
In 2004 a
collaboration was initiated between the Dept. of Economics and
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
in Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It was funded by a Linnaeus
Palme exchange programme grant.
has been in charge of the collaboration project in Luleå, and on the
Indian side Prof. P. Nandakumar (photo
to the left).
P. Nandakumar has a Swedish connection in that he took his doctoral degree
in Economics (1985) from the University of Stockholm, and he has been
a research fellow/faculty member at the Institute
for International Economic Studies, University of Stockholm; the National
Institute of Economic Research, Stockholm; and the Södertörn
University College. Since 2000 he is working at IIM in Kozhikode. His
reserach interests lie in the areas of trade, international finance, macroeconomic
policy, development economics, trade-related environmental issues and
As part of the Linnaeus Palme exchange programme, Prof. Nandakumar
has come to Luleå on a regular basis. In 2006 a teacher from Luleå also
went to India and gave a course in Environmental Economics. During 2007
the exchange increased to two Swedish and two Indian teachers going