Within the subject we look at, for example, how individuals are making both rational and non-rational economic decisions. Economics is both a social and behavioral sciences which largely uses quantitative methods and experiments to study people, companies, organisations, politics, public sector, the economy, risk-taking, environmental problems and poverty.
Research in behavioral economy and neuro economy is dominating at the division. Examples of issues being studied is the extent to which individuals under different conditions allows intuition, feeling or rational mind control economic decisions and risk taking. Methods as laboratory experiments and magnetic resonance images of the brain are widely combined and applied. The division encompasses researchers with a background in both economics, psychology and neuroscience.
Research about discrimination in the labor market, migration, energy and environmental economics, financial economics, macroeconomics, institutional economics, international trade and transport economy is also carried out at the division.
The Division of Economics gives courses in 11 different programs. Economics is a key area in the MBA programme, International MBA programme, Political Science programme and the Master's programme in Economics. The division also offers a postgraduate courses.