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Dr. Per Hilding is senior lecturer and research scholar at the Department of Economic History, Stockholm University. He has a Ph.D from the same department (1992) where he for many years worked as Director of Studies for the advanced (master's) level. His research focuses on development theory, transfer of technology, family and household economy, trade and regional development. Lately he has been teaching mainly at the Section for International Relations, and the transdisciplinary master's program "Globalization, Environment and Social Change". Dr. Hilding has been a board member of SASNET (Swedish South Asian Studies Network), Nordic Centre in India, and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University. He has organized and participated in several conferences with a focus on both Europe and South Asia concerning technology issues, child labour and regional cooperation. He was also part of the Swedish delegation that prepared a Memorandum of Understanding for Academic Exchange and Cooperation between Stockholm University and Jawaharlal Nehru University signed in New Delhi on March 7th, 2009. 


Selected publications

Technology in a Controlled Economy – The Match Industry in India (Doctoral thesis), Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Monograph Series No.62, Curzon Press 1992.

”Ett olösligt problem? Barnarbete i Indien.” Svenska Dagbladet 14/3 1998.

”Barnarbete i Indien i ett jämförande perspektiv”, Historisk Tidskrift Vol. 119, no. 1, pp 31-59, 1999 (Refereed).

” Business Network in Regional Development: The Match Makers of Sivakasi 1922-1982” pp 293-428 in Girija Pande & Jan af Geijerstam: Tradition and Innovation in the History of Iron Making – An Indo European Perspective, Pahar, Nainital 2002. (Refereed).

“Workers and Entrepreneurs in the Sivakasi Match Industry” pp 171-193 in Lieten, G.K., Srivastava, R. & Thorat, S., Small Hands in South Asia: Child Labour in Perspective, IDPAD MANOHAR, New Delhi 2004. (Refereed).

How to Write a Scientific Essay in International Relations (compendium written together with Thomas Jonter), Department of Economic History, Stockholm University 2005.

EU-India: Deepening the Strategic Partnership, ENCARI Round Table and EU Think Tank Dialogue, (report written together with Sidsel Hansson and Ferdinando Sardella), The European Commission in Brussels, November 13-14, 2007.

“Impact of Technological Change on the Incidence of Child Labour in the Indian Match Industry” (together with Ranjula Bali Swain and R. Vidyasagar), Stockholm Papers in Economic History, no. 13, 2011.

Impact of Market Deregulation on Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Incidence of Child Labour in India’s Match Industry, paper presented at the 5th Annual NIAS Council Conference in Stockholm, November 2011.

“Sören Wibeck, Indiens historia”, bokrecension i Historisk tidskrift, Vol. 135, no 3, 537-539, 2015 (Refereed).

Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and South Asia: Euro-Asian Perspectives (eds. Henrik Berglund, Mondira Dutta, Per Hilding), Pentagon Press, New Delhi 2016 (Refereed).

“Trade and Economic Cooperation in South Asia in a Comparative Regional Perspective” pp 234-258 in Henrik Berglund, Mondira Dutta, Per Hilding (eds.) Development and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and South Asia: Euro-Asian Perspectives, Pentagon Press, New Delhi 2016 (Refereed).