Consumption Economy

Consumption, lifestyle and living conditions are the key issues that unite the research in this group. Central in the development of this area is SIFOs Standard Budget.
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Culture of consumption

Research on consumption is a field of study where we examine not only how people acquire useful things, but also how they express their attitudes, preferences, affiliations, identity, values and tastes. Hence the concept of consumption goes beyond narrow economic rationality to also include a focus on culture. Consumption is thus regarded as both an expression of what people want, and as a normative system.
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Product testing

SIFOs laboratory closed on February 28th 2014.

Technology and Environment

The relationship between consumption and the environment, in the broadest perspective, is the base of the environmental research at SIFO. Consumption then includes aquisition, use and disposal.
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