Headlines 2010

  • Designing electricity auctions


    In September 2009, the researchers responsible for the IFN research program “the Economics of Electricity Markets” assembled a group of world leading researchers on electricity auctions in Stockholm for a two-day workshop, “Designing Electricity Auctions”. The purpose was to discuss policy implications for the design of electricity auctions in the light of recent scientific findings. The seven…

  • Paul Oyer, Stanford University, visited IFN


    On October 20–21, Professor Paul Oyer, Stanford University, visited IFN. Paul Oyer studies the economics of organizations and human resource practices. His recent work has looked at the use of broad-based stock option plans, how firms use non-cash benefits, and how firms respond to limits on their ability to displace workers.  Read more

  • Lessons From the Swedish Welfare State


    New research shows bigger government means slower growth. Our country is a prime example, writes IFN researchers Andreas Bergh and Magnus Henrekson in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The discussion is based on Bergh's and Henrekson's recently published book, Government Size and Implications for Economic Growth. Read more

  • IFN Stockholm Conference 2010 – Innovation, Ownership and Competition Policy


    On June 3–4, 2010, the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) organized an international conference on the topic "Innovation, Ownership and Competition Policy". The first purpose of  the conference was to contribute to the understanding of the interaction between ownership, ownership changes, restructuring and innovation in the industrial development…

  • Government Size and Implications for Economic Growth


    Friday May 7th, 2010 Magnus Henrekson presented his and Andreas Bergh's book Government Size and Implications for Economic Growth (Washington, D.C.: AEI Press) in front of an audience consisting of some 50 Congressional staff members and specialists. The event was organized by the American Enterprise Institute. At the same event professor Richard Rogerson from Arizona State University also…

  • Book release: Employment Protection Legislation. Evolution, Effects, Winners and Losers


    Employment protection legislation is one of the most controversial issues in the labor market. In this insightful book, Per Skedinger provides an overview of the design, evolution and research on the effects of employment protection legislation around the world. The author is Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics at Research Institute of Industrial Economics…

  • New researcher at IFN: Karin Edmark


    Karin Edmark, Ph.D. in economics, defended her thesis "Strategic Interactions among Swedish Local Governments" at Uppsala University in 2007. Her research is mainly empirically oriented, and within the areas of economics of education and public economics. In the area of public economics Karin Edmark has studied which factors affect municipality decision making; for example whether municipalities…

  • Pioneering Research on Venture Capital Rewarded With 100 000 euros


    The 2010 recipient of the world’s most prestigious Award in entrepreneurship research, the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, was announced today. Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, will receive 100.000 euros for his influential contributions to the field of entrepreneurship research. Read more

  • The White House through the eyes of a Chief Economic Advisor


    On Wednesday the 10th of February Professor Edward P. Lazerar shared his experiences from his time as the Chief Economic Advisor to president George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. The seminar offered the opportunity to understand the work of shaping the American administration's economic policies across the business cycle.

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