Department of Economics and Economic History

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    Edifici B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Welcome to the website of the Department of Economics and Economic History (DEHE) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Along with the Department of Applied Economics and the Department of Business, the DEHE is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business

Our department is located on the Bellaterra Campus, and is one of the oldest and most recognized economics departments in Spain. The department consists of two units: the Fundamentals of Economic Analysis Unit (UFAE) and the Economic History Unit. Both units manage their respective master's and doctoral programs. In fact, the International Doctorate of Economics Analysis (IDEA) - managed by the UFAE - is the first postgraduate program in economics in Spain and one of the most recognized in Europe.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Food, Health and Living Standards.
  • Growth and Development.
  • Economic Demography.
  • Public Policies and Economic Inequalities.
  • Ecological Economics.
  • Agrarian History.
  • Environmental hHistory.
  • Economic History of Latin America.
  • Economic History of Europe.
  • Preindustrial Economic History.
  • Company History.
  • Industrial History.
  • Treball history.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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