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Jakob Molinder

part-time fixed-term lecturer at Department of Economic History

+4618-471 1213
Mobile phone:
+46 76 2262818
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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My courses


PhD Cadidate in Economic History since the fall of 2013. My research concerns the interaction between structural change, growth and economic policy in Sweden during the postwar period (ca 1945-1990).

Winner of the Håkan Lindgren prize for best Master´s dissertation in Economic History 2013. 


Thesis: The frame for my thesis: "Interregional Migration, Wages and Labor Market Policy: Essays on the Swedish Model in the Postwar Period" is now available online (PDF).  

New article: "The economic effects of the 1920 eight-hour working day reform in Sweden" with Erik Bengtsson (Link to journal). 


Work in progress:

Land use and Residential Patterns in a Small City During Industrialization - Uppsala 1880-1900, joint with Martin Söderhäll, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University. 

In the project we explore the dynamics of land use, residential patterns and class segregation in Uppsala during the late 19th century using georeferenced data at the level of individual housing blocks. A preliminary finding is that the expansion of business activity close to the transportation hubs pushed lower-class households further away from the central district. However, there was no increase in measured class segregation. In the future we intend to extend the analysis in time and to include more cities, allowing for a comparison across different economic and geographical contexts.             

Kuznets in the North? Evidence from New Swedish Construction Worker Wages Data pre-1903, joint with Johan Ericsson, Department of History, Uppsala University.  

In this project we present new evidence on construction worker wages for nineteenth century Sweden. In addition to providing data for a sector where previously only scant material has existed, the dataset allows us to look at wages across geographical areas and several skill groups where no evidence has previously been available. A preliminary finding is that skill-differentials decreased in the early stages of industrialization and that urban-rural wage premiums remained mostly unchanged, suggesting that the Kuznets-hypothesis of increased inequality is not an apt characterization of the Swedish experience.                     



Economic History, master course

Seminar leader (Fall 16)  

Syllabus and reading list


Politics, Crises and Business Cycles, undergraduate 

Seminar leader, lecturer (Spring 17, Fall 16, Spring 16, Fall 15, Fall 14)

Syllabus and reading list

The Swedish Labour Market - Development and Change, master course

Lecturer & seminar leader (Spring 17, Spring 16, Spring 15, Spring 14)

Syllabus and reading list


Economic History B/Writing an Academic Paper

Supervisor (Spring 17, Spring 16. Fall 15)

Syllabus and reading list


Bachelor's essay & Master's dissertation:

Molinder, J. (2013).   English title; From Widespread Unemployment to Full Employment - Unemployment, Wages and Productivity on the Path Towards Full Employment 1935-1948. Master's dissertation. Uppsala: Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen. Department of Economic History. Available online at the Uppsala University publication portal (only abstract in english);    DIVA,     PDF.

Molinder, J. (2012).   English title; The Determinants of Unemployment in Economic Historical Perspective - An Analysis of Wage Setting, Total Factor Productivity and the Warranted Wage for the Period 1911-1960. Bachelor's essay. Uppsala: Department of Economic History. Available online at the Uppsala University publication portal (only abstract in english);    DIVA,    PDF


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