Kristin Ranestad

Associate Professor - Historie
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Academic interests

My research interests are within economic and social history and business history. My main research areas concerns (1) formal education and practical learning for innovation and economic performance, and how these played out in different industries and (2) access to education, educational opportunity and the historical impact of education on social mobility, and differences in this regard between genders and regions. I am the program leader of The value of social background, education, academic performance and work experience: Following the life course of Scandinavian high school, technical school and university-level graduate cohorts 1880-1920 funded by Handelsbankens Forskningsstifelser where we use Scandinavian biographies as main sources.

Courses taught

June 2020 - June 2022: EKHA62 Hållbar utveckling – debatt, teori och empiri, bachelor course (course coordinator), the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

January 2020 - June 2022: EKHK30 Teori och metod, bachelor course, the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

Autumn 2018 - November 2021: EKHA61 Miljöhistoria ur ett ekonomiskt perspektiv, bachelor course (course coordinator), the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

Spring 2019 – autumn 2019: EKHA22 Världens ekonomiska historia, bachelor course, the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

Spring 2017: HIS 1300 MET, bachelor course, the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, the University of Oslo.

Autumn 2016 and autumn 2017: HIS1110 Røros kobberverk i tidlig modern tid, bachelor course (course coordinator), the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, the University of Oslo.

Background

My academic background is in Economic History. I hold a Doctorate in Economic History from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2015), and a Master's degree in Latin American Studies, from the University of Bergen (2008). I worked as postdoctoral fellow at the IAKH, on the project Copper in the Early Modern Period. A Comparative Study of Work and Everyday Life in Falun and Røros from 2015 to 2018, and I was a visitor at the Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School for one year (2016-2017). I then moved on to the Department of Economic History, Lund University in 2018. I was postdoctoral fellow at Lund until August 2020. I was subsequently engaged as researcher and senior lecturer, and gained the title docent at Lund.

Awards

Appointments

Positions held

July 2022 - present: Associate Professor, the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, the University of Oslo.

January 2022 – June 2022: Senior Lecturer, the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

September 2020 – December 2021: Researcher, the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

April 2018 – August 2020: Postdoctoral fellow, the Department of Economic History, Lund University.

December 2015 – October 2018: Postdoctoral fellow, the Department of Archaeology,

Conservation and History, the University of Oslo.

May 2012 – June 2012: Research assistant, the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, the University of Oslo.

Partners

 

Tags: Economic History, Social History, Global history, Technology, Education

Publications

  • Ranestad, Kristin; Sharp, Paul Richard & Ford, Nicholas Martin (2022). Leaving Their Mark: Using Danish Student Grade Lists to Construct a More Detailed Measure of Historical Human Capital. Rivista di storia economica. ISSN 0393-3415. 1, p. 29–56. doi: 10.1410/102500.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2022). State reforms in early modern mining: Røros copperworks and the role of workers managers, investors and the state in business development. Business History. ISSN 0007-6791. 64(4), p. 831–853. doi: 10.1080/00076791.2020.1797681.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2021). Connecting formal education and practice to agricultural innovation in Denmark (1860s-1920): A note on sources and methods. Scandinavian Economic History Review. ISSN 0358-5522. 69(3), p. 233–252. doi: 10.1080/03585522.2020.1806920.
  • Ranestad, Kristin & Sharp, Paul Richard (2021). Success through failure? Four centuries of searching for Danish coal. Business History. ISSN 0007-6791. doi: 10.1080/00076791.2021.1879053.
  • Ranestad, Kristin & Olofsson, Sven (2020). Statlige reformer ved Røros kobberverk: arbeidere, betjenter, partisipanter og stat. In Ranestad, Kristin & Bruland, Kristine (Ed.), Skandinavisk kobber: Lokale forhold og globale sammenhenger i det lange 1700-tallet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202645533. p. 23–51. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.23865/noasp.120.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2020). Intrikate markeder: kobberproduksjon og handel i det oldenborgske monarki. In Ranestad, Kristin & Bruland, Kristine (Ed.), Skandinavisk kobber: Lokale forhold og globale sammenhenger i det lange 1700-tallet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202645533. p. 147–163. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.23865/noasp.120.
  • Bruland, Kristine & Ranestad, Kristin (2020). Introduction to Scandinavian Copper. In Ranestad, Kristin & Bruland, Kristine (Ed.), Skandinavisk kobber: Lokale forhold og globale sammenhenger i det lange 1700-tallet. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202645533. p. 9–22. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.23865/noasp.120.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2020). Multinational mining companies, employment and knowledge transfer: Chile and Norway from ca. 1870 to 1940. Business History. ISSN 0007-6791. 62(2), p. 197–221. doi: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1407313.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2019). Copper trade and production of copper, brass and bronze goods in the Oldenburg monarchy: copperworks and copper users in the eighteenth century. Scandinavian Economic History Review. ISSN 0358-5522. 67(2), p. 190–209. doi: 10.1080/03585522.2019.1566767.
  • Ducoing, Cristian; Peres-Cajias, Jose; Badia-Miró, Marc; Bergquist, A.; Contreras, C. & Ranestad, Kristin [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Natural resources curse in the long run? Bolivia, Chile and Peru in the Nordic countries' mirror. Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 10(4). doi: 10.3390/su10040965.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2017). The mining sectors in Chile and Norway, ca. 1870–1940: the development of a knowledge gap. Innovation and Development. ISSN 2157-930X. 8(1), p. 147–165. doi: 10.1080/2157930X.2017.1322030.

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  • Ranestad, Kristin (2018). Knowledge-Based Growth in Natural Resource Intensive Economies: Mining, Knowledge Development and Innovation in Norway 1860-1940. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-96411-9. 285 p.

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  • Ranestad, Kristin; Bergquist, Ann Kristin & Ducoing, Cristian (2021). Different Drivers Behind Corporate Environmental Policies: The Case of the Swedish and Chilean Copper Industry. In Peres Cajías, José Alejandro & Cristian, Ducoing (Ed.), Natural Resources and Development. Divergent paths between Andean and Nordic countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-71043-9. p. 279–303.
  • Ranestad, Kristin & Peres Cajías, José Alejandro (2021). Engineers and the knowledge gap between Andean and Nordic countries, 1850-1939. In Peres Cajías, José Alejandro & Cristian, Ducoing (Ed.), Natural Resources and Development. Divergent paths between Andean and Nordic countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-71043-9. p. 169–218.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2018). Book review: Mark-Thiesen, Cassandra, Mediators, contract men, and colonial capital: mechanized gold mining in the Gold Coast colony, 1879–1909 . The Economic History Review. ISSN 0013-0117. 71(4), p. 1435–1436. doi: 10.1111/ehr.12807.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2018). Cassandra Mark-Thiesen, Mediators, contract men, and colonial capital: mechanized gold mining in the Gold Coast colony, 1879-1909. The Economic History Review. ISSN 0013-0117. 71(4), p. 1435–1436. doi: 10.1111/ehr.12807.
  • Ranestad, Kristin; Bruland, Kristine; Donze, Pierre-Yves; Sylvain, Wenger & Olav, Wicken (2013). Les institutions du savoir et l'industrialisation en Suisse et en Norvege au cours du long XIX siècle. In Bruland, Kristine; Borgeaud, Phillippe; Hofstetter, Rita; Lacki, Jan; Porret, Michel & Schnewly, Bernard (Ed.), La Fabrique des savoirs - Figures et pratiques d'experts. l'Equinox. ISSN 978-2-8257-1016-6.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2010). Chile. In Loge, Julia (Eds.), Latin-Amerikaårboka: Gull og grønne skoger: Norske interesser i Latin-Amerika. Solidaritet forlag. ISSN 978-829191626-2.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2010). Norske og utenlandske investeringers bidrag til teknologisk utvikling i Chile. In Steen Loge, Julia (Eds.), Gull og Grønne Skoger: Norske Interesser i Latin-Amerika. Solidaritet Forlag. ISSN 978-829191626-2.
  • Ranestad, Kristin (2008). Chile. In Renå, Anne Siri (Eds.), Oljetønner og kaffebønner: Kampen om naturressursene. Latin-Amerikagruppene i Norge og Solidaritet forlag. ISSN 978-829191623-1.

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