Stockholm University offers one of the best environments in Europe for research and higher education in economics. Former students are employed as economists in a wide range of fields, such as national and international organizations, governments, business and finance.

The economics departments at Stockholm University – the Department of Economics, the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) are ranked no. 26 in Europe and no. 1 in Sweden (no. 71 in the world) in the Tilburg University list of the top 100 economics departments. The ranking is based on research contribution 2008-2012 (see

The department today consists of 33 researchers and teachers with a doctoral degree; 19 full professors, 2 associate professors/senior lecturers and 12 assistant professors or post-docs. There are about 75 active graduate students, 55 of whom have started their thesis work.