Sofia Murhem

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Economic History

+4618-471 7310
Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679119
Visiting address:
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Postal address:
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

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PhD, associate professor in economic history.

My main research areas are post-war Swedish and European industrial relations, regulations, second-hand retail, consumption and credits from the 18th century onwards. I have written on, among other things, European integration and industrial relations, the European social sector dialogue, industrial relations in SMEs and in the service sector. In addition, I have studied the regulation of labour force immigration, flexicurity, and the effects on industrial relations of privatizations of Swedish elder care and telecommunications.

I am, together with two colleagues finishing a project, which I have lead, financed by the Swedish Research Council, on auctions in Sweden in the 18th and 19th century.

Ongoing research projects:

The church as a parish banker: Church endowments used for credit in agricultural Sweden 1750-1870


Old Credits. The development of pawn-broking in Sweden in relation to the development of other systems of credit, regulations and the emerging welfare state 1850-1950, 3-year research project financed by the Swedish Research Council and the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation

The European industrial citizen- he or she? The emerging European industrial relations regime from a gender perspective, The forgotten consumption, 3-year research project financed by FAS

The Forgotten Consumption. The role of auctions in relation to the transformation of society in the 18th and 19th century, 3-year research project financed by the Swedish Research Coucil

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