Folke Ölander, Honorary Doctor at the Stockholm School of Economics (1999), passed away on December 28, 2013, after a short period of severe illness.
Folke Ölander was very appreciated and estemed by his colleagues and other peers, as a friend and as an excellent researcher, teacher and leader.
In his dissertation work, Folke focused on the theory and measurement of preferences. His supervisor was the founder of economic psychology in Scandinavia, Professor Karl-Erik Wärneryd, Stockholm School of Economics. After his doctorate, Folke continued his work in Wärneryd's group at Stockholm School of Economics where he was affiliated until 1972.
Since the mid 1970s, when he moved to Aarhus School of Business and into a Chair in economic psychology, Folke's main research interest has been consumer policy, branching out in several directions. He produced important contributions to the understanding of consumer satisfaction, dissatisfaction and complaint behaviour in the late 70s and early 80s.
/Karl-Olof Hammarkvist, President SSE
More information about Folke Ölander can be found on Aarhus University website.