I’m a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

My main research interest lies in the study of why, how and when people innovate, and what can be learnt about societal transitions from observing patterns in technological change in the long 20th century (1890-2010). Parts of this work has been to construct and further develop a Swedish innovation output database, SWINNO. To study the driving forces of technological and structural change, I seek to combine micro and macro analysis and statistical and qualitative analysis, drawing from economic history, network analysis and innovation studies. Of particular interest is how complementarities and obstacles emerge in technology shifts, shaping long run outcomes.

E-mail: josef.taalbi@ekh.lu.se

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