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Creating and Regulating Markets

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: EHA121 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 1 October 2020 - 2 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The evolution, formation and construction of markets is a core field of study in business and economic history and an issue that needs to be understood in order to understand the development of modern market economies and industrial transformation. Markets are a result of economic actors’ conscious and unconscious activities, strategies and adaptations to the institutional and economic environment.

Furthermore, the role of the state in modern capitalism is on the agenda both in public debate and in scholarship. The turmoil after the financial crises 2007 in several western democracies shows that there is a continuous need to discuss business-government relations and to critically assess how the political process hinder and/or foster economic development.

The goal of the course is to provide a broad overview of core themes concerning evolution of markets, market regulation and government/business relations as they are addressed in economic and business history, but also to some extent in neighboring disciplines.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree (180 hec) from an internationally recognized university, including a thesis of minimum 15 hec. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 375 SEK
First payment: 10 375 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tanja Feltsen, e-post:, telefon: 031-786 1407


Department of Economy and Society
Box 625
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Viktoriagatan 13

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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