Nationalekonomiska institutionen

Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

Background and objectives


The Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies (KWC) was established in 2011, following a government initiative to strengthen financial research in Sweden. Funding for the initiative was provided for a ten-year period via VINNOVA’s Financial Market Program.

Since 2021 KWC is mainly financed by Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn.

The Mission of the network is fivefold:

  • To conduct research at the highest academic level, aiming at developing our understanding of how the financial markets work.
  • To understand the problems facing society in general and more specifically, our stakeholders from the private and public sectors.
  • To carefully formulate policy recommendations and advice based on research.
  • To disseminate our results through outreach operations to stakeholders and the general public.
  • To support high-quality education at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD level.