Professor Mats Larsson

Mats Larsson is a Professor in Economic History, Uppsala University and Head of Uppsala Centre for Business History (UCBH).

  • PhD in Economic History 1986
  • Associate professor in Economic History 1992
  • Professor in Economic History, Uppsala University from 1997
  • Guest professor in Business Studies, Uppsala University 1999-2002
  • Head of Uppsala Centre for Business History from 2008

Mats Larsson wrote his PhD thesis in the field of social history, but has thereafter been concentrating on business and financial history. He has among other areas worked with the constitution of big business in Sweden and the development of the Swedish insurance system. However, his major research area has been the development of financial systems and especially the relationship between the state and the market. Larsson is the principal investigator in UPIER work package 3, Regulatory traditions and legislative homogenization.