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. 22 in Europe and no. 2 in Sweden (no. 55 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 34 researchers and teachers with a doctoral degree; 20 full professors, 7 associate professors/senior lecturers and 9 assistant professors or post-docs. There are about 80 active graduate students, 60 of whom have started their thesis work.