IFN is looking for candidates for one academic full time research position in economics

IFN is a private and independent research institute devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for Swedish trade and industry. We focus on five research programs: The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Globalization and Corporate Restructuring, the Economics of the Service Sector, the Economics of Electricity Markets, and the Economics of Institutions and Culture.

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Currently, 32 researchers with doctoral degrees in economics are working at IFN, of which 6 are Professors and 12 Associate Professors. In addition, 3 research assistants and 4 Ph.D. students are affiliated to the institute. 

The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) seeks candidates for one academic full time research position in economics, starting in Fall 2018. We are interested in candidates with a strong interest in issues of relevance to the business sector and policy making. We welcome applications from junior as well as senior researchers. A Ph.D. degree is required by the time you start the position. The application deadline is December 1, 2017. We offer an excellent international research environment with great potential for individual development, the opportunity of a full-time research position, access to extensive data sets, and a generous travel budget.

Applications should be submitted via and should include a cover letter describing your interest in working at IFN, curriculum vitae, examples of scientific work such as your job market paper as well as a list of research topics relevant for IFN you would like to pursue. If you have recently obtained your Ph.D. degree, we ask for letters of recommendation. For more information, see or contact



An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




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.

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2017. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 15, 2016, in Stockholm.

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