Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

The Pontus Roos Memorial Foundation

Pontus Roos (January 31, 1953 – December 13, 2010) was a creative and resourceful person, firmly convinced that practical problems in the industrial and service sector were amenable to advanced economic analysis. As a person he was warm, generous, and a true friend. He loved his family and faced the hardships that befell him with humility and a strong will. The Foundation was established to keep the memory of Pontus Roos – economist, friend, and gentleman - alive.

The aim of the Foundation is to annually award a stipend to a PhD student or a young researcher in economics at Lund University. He/she should be writing his/her thesis, or be doing research, in applied microeconomics in a manner that helps maintain the memory of Pontus Roos. This year, 2019, the stipend is 85000 SEK. Decision is taken in June and the stipend will be awarded at the kick off for the Ph. D. students at the start of the Autumn term.


The application should contain a short account, at most one A4-page, explaining the ongoing or planned research that will be supported by the stipend. Furthermore, the application should contain a short CV, at most one A4-page, containing personal information and a list of relevant papers (stating the names, date and places of publication). The application should be written as a pdf-file consisting of two pages.

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path –  and leave a trail.”     
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


The application should be sent by e-mail no later than 2019-05-13 to
Department of Economics, Lund University,
Lars-Gunnar Svensson,


Helen Roos

Professor Fredrik Andersson

Professor Lars-Gunnar Svensson (ordförande)

Phone: 046-2228679 or 0706-175966