Department of History, Economics and Society

The department of History, Economics and Society promotes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the economy that is deeply rooted both in the social sciences and in history. In keeping with the tradition of economic history at the University of Geneva, the department focuses on the long-term study of economic activities and institutions. In addition, the department offers students a pluralistic view of the economy, using concepts and methods from economics and other social sciences, to understand how economies are embedded in the broader structures and dynamics of human societies.