Björn Hasselgren

researcher at Department of Economic History

Mobile phone:
+46 70 7623316
Visiting address:
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10
Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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My courses


My research is directed to two main areas:

- transport infrastructure systems; growth since the 1850s, financing, organization, the development over time of the public/private divide

My 2013 dissertation dealt with these issues: Government's Role for Transport Infrastructure.

I will work on a book project for Palgrave McMillan during 2017 in the field of transport infrastructure history: Transport Infrastructure: In Time, Scale and Scope.

- history of economic thought with a focus on the 18th and 19th centuries; concepts in relation to the classical liberal tradition and to transport infrastructure

A specific research interest is the writings of Erik Gustaf Geijer. His historical, economic and social research covers a time period when many of the concepts in economic theory were developed. Currently I'm workning with a project where some of Geijer's main texts are translated to English. A book is planned to be published during 2017.


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