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  • Report on the economics of immigration

    Report on the economics of immigration

    2016-08-24

    Andreas Bergh, IFN, and Lund University, has on behalf of the think tank Fores written the report Hela staden – varför vinner vi inte (mer) på invandringen? (The entire town - why don’t we gain (more) from the immigration?). The report was presented at a seminar on Wednesday. Bergh explained that the major stumbling blocks for immigrants to enter the labor market is inflexible job market institutions (collective agreement between trade unions and employers, as well as high minimum wages) and that Sweden, so far, has advocated  integration above ethnic enclaves such as Chinatown in New York.
     

  • New publication: A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden

    New publication: A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden

    2016-08-22

    Andreas Bergh, IFN, Gissur Ó Erlingsson, Linköping University, Mats Sjölin Linné University, and Richard Öhrvall, IFN, are the authors a a new book:  A Clean House? Studies of Corruption in Sweden (Nordic Academic Press 2016). The researchers describe how countries typically viewed as low-corruption states can have particular problems that should not be underestimated nor neglected. By revealing causes, scope and consequences of the corruption in Sweden, the authors point out shortcomings in the international evaluations of corruption.

  • Matilda Orth and Florin Maican awarded

    Matilda Orth and Florin Maican awarded

    2016-08-15

    Matilda Orth, IFN, and Florin Maican, affiliated to IFN, have been awarded The International Journal of Industrial Organization's Best Paper Award 2016. This prize is awarded to the best two papers published each year. The papers are selected by the editorial board of the journal. "A dynamic analysis of entry regulations and productivity in retail trade", by Orth and Maican, was published in May 2015.

  • Importance of systematic quality analysis in schools proved in new report

    Importance of systematic quality analysis in schools proved in new report

    2016-07-25

    In a forthcoming report presented by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Henrik Jordahl, IFN, is comparing the systematic quality work of the three largest private school corporations and three municipalities of comparable size. In Dagens Nyheter Jordahl writes: "The municipalities systematic quality work, in this comparison, appears as neglected." Henrik Jordahl explains that improved systematic quality work in the municipalities "would be a welcome step in the right direction." He concludes: ”To attack private schools profits and dividends will prove futile. The Swedish education crisis can not be met by an ideological shot in the dark.”

  • New study: Infant care reduces risk of cancer

    New study: Infant care reduces risk of cancer

    2016-07-12

    Associate Professor Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University, together with Professors Martin Karlsson, University of Duisburg-Essen and Sonia Bhalotra, University of Essex, has studied the introduction of a free infant care program introduced on a trial basis in Sweden in the 1930s. The program provided information, support and monitoring of infants. The research shows that the care significantly improved health. The result indicates the importance of infant care to combat sickness among young children and ill health later in life. Therese Nilsson explains that the children who received the free care lived longer and the risk was reduced of being diagnosed with cancer decades later.

  • The Almedalen Week: Interaction between research and policy

    The Almedalen Week: Interaction between research and policy

    2016-07-06

    During the Almedalen Week July 3–10, a number of IFN-researchers participated in seminars and other events. Andreas Bergh, IFN and Lund University,  participated in a seminar organized by the think tank Fores, ”Ökad invandring – hur påverkas social tillit?”(The impact of increased immigrationon on social trust?) Lars Calmfors, Mårten Blix and Therese Nilsson…

  •  The advantage of selling an invention instead of turning it into a business

    The advantage of selling an invention instead of turning it into a business

    2016-07-06

    Selling to incumbent firms encourage creators to focus on high-quality research projects, write Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Lars Persson and Roger Svensson in a blog post for the London School of Economics' Business Review. The research results "suggest that industry policies that disfavour innovation for sale over innovation for entry may be harmful," writes Norbäck, Persson and Svensson. They propose policies to improve the merger and acquisition market: "... making the tax system neutral between keeping and selling a firm, or improving the legal system to reduce the transaction costs associated with acquisitions in order to ensure a bidding competition over target firms".

  • Explaining Brexit and why we don’t understand our opponents

    Explaining Brexit and why we don’t understand our opponents

    2016-06-28

    Psychology is crucial to understanding today's society, explained Professor Jonathan Haidt, Stern School of Business at New York University, during a breakfast seminar in Stockholm. He commented on Brexit and said that mass immigration and the multi-cultural urban elite's positive attitude towards immigration means that more and more people will join the ranks of conservative ideas. Aida Hadzialic, Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, explained that the government must respect the people's sentiments – 70% of Swedes are concerned about immigration. They believe that basic Swedish values are threatened. Hadzialic added that "we must build a national identity that includes everybody".

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  • How can operations strategy enable sustainable competitive advantage?
  • How are operational risks managed?

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Newsletter 1-2016

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Understanding Entrepreneurship – Definition, Function and Policy

By Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula

Stimulating entrepreneurship is high on policymakers’ agendas. But what should we mean when we talk about entrepreneurship, and why is it so important? Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula analyze these issues in a comprehensive new textbook.

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Sick of Inequality?

An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

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In this book Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University, and Daniel Waldenström, IFN and Paris School of Economics, France, review the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. What does inequality mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being?

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Research on entrepreneurship

 

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The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Philippe Aghion, Collège de France, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2016. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 10, 2016, in Stockholm.

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