Patrik Söderholm

Patrik Söderholm has worked as a teacher and researcher at the Economics Unit since 1992. He has a B.Sc. in economics from Umeå University and a Ph.D. in economics from Luleå University of Technology, and is now Professor and head of the research activities in economics. 

Patrik was born in Luleå in 1968. He lives in central Luleå together with his wife Kristina Söderholm, and their twin daughters Ella and Bodil. Besides economics, his main interests include frisbee (disc golf), cross-country skiing and travels.  He is a fan of Ulf Lundell, The Real Group, U2 and the TV-show House. 

Teaching:

Patrik has been involved in teaching a majority of the courses given at the Divi-sion. In recent years his primary teaching assignments have mainly been limited to a course in Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics.

Research:

Patrik's research is mainly within the field of energy, natural resource and environmental economics, with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation. In recent years he has conducted a range of studies on, for instance: (a) technology diffusion, innovation and policy in the wind power sector; (b) environmental policy instruments in the energy and household sectors; and (c) the valuation of environmental exter-nalities in the electric power sector.

He is since 2005 a Member of the Environmental Research Committee (Miljöforskningsnämnden), Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.