Past Conferences

  • 2016 – Efficient Provision of Public Services

    How should services with a strong public component such as health care, education and elderly care be financed, organized and delivered? And how do different models and reforms affect citizens, service users, tax payers, employees, and the business sector? 

  • 2015 – Culture, Institutions and Development

    In recent years, research on the economic importance of formal institutions has been extended to incorporate how informal institutions and culture, such as morality, norms, religion, trust and tolerance, matter for economic development. It seems clear from a number of recent studies that factors of this kind can have substantial and long-lasting effects.

  • 2014 – The Performance of Electricity Markets

    Electricity markets typically are susceptible to the exercise of market power: a small number of power companies control the bulk of generation capacity, transmission bottlenecks limit import possibilities, and economic and political barriers present obstacles to large scale entry. 

  • 2013 – Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance

    In the wake of the financial crisis, increased attention in economics research has been placed on how financial markets affect the real economy. While researchers have made great strides, many questions still remain. In particular, we have a rather limited understanding of how ownership and financing forms interact with competition, industrial, and tax policy. 

  • 2012 – Globalization, Organization and the Ownership of Firms

    Firms are continually striving to improve efficiency in response to the forces of globalization. Recent research has shown that firms' organization, vertical specialization, management practices and ownership play an important role in determining performance. 

  • 2011 – Entrepreneurship, Firm Growth and Ownership Change

    In the last decade we have observed an increased interest from scholars on how innovations are financed, developed, and commercialized, and on the effects of ownership changes on the reorganization and growth of established firms. 

  • 2010 – Innovation, Ownership and Competition Policy

    There is an increased awareness of the importance of ownership and ownership changes in the innovation process. For example, it has been argued that small entrepreneurial firms and large established firms play different roles in the innovation process: small entrepreneurial firms create a large share of break-through innovations whereas large established firms provide more routine R&D.  

  • 2009 – Ownership, Organization and Industrial Development

    There is an increased awareness of the importance of the interaction between firms with different types of ownership form and organizational form in the industrial development process. For example, private equity funds have during the last decade become important owners of corporate assets in many countries.

  • 2008 – Family, Children and Work

    Vaxholm (Sweden), May 22–23, 2008 Hosted by IFN (Research Institute of Industrial Economics) with financial support from Jan Wallander’s and Tom Hedelius’ Research Foundation, and Tore Browaldh’s Foundation. Organizers: Anna Sjögren and Helena Svaleryd.  

  • 2007 – Firms in the Innovation Process

    Vaxholm (Sweden), September 10–11, 2007 Hosted by IFN (Research Institute of Industrial Economics) with financial support from Gustaf Douglas and his family. Organizers: Magnus Henrekson and Lars Persson.

  • 2006 – Globalization and Corporate Restructuring

    Vaxholm (Sweden), Sept 10–11, 2006 Hosted by IUI (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics) and CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) with financial support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Organizers: Katariina Hakkala and Lars Persson  

  • 2005 – Innovation, Ownership and Competition

    Vaxholm (Sweden), June 7–8, 2005 Hosted by IUI (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics) and CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) with financial support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Organizers: Mattias Ganslandt, Lars Persson and Yves Zenou  

  • 2004 – Networks: Theory and Applications

    Vaxholm (Sweden), 10-12 June 2004 Hosted by IUI (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics) with financial support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Organizers: Lars Persson and Yves Zenou  

  • 2001 – EU enlargement and market integration

    Vaxholm (Sweden), April 4–5, 2001 Hosted by IUI (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics) with financial support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Organizers: Mattias Ganslandt, Lars Persson and Henrik Braconier  

  • 2000 – Mergers and Competition

    Vaxholm (Sweden), June 9–10, 2000 Hosted by IUI (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics) and CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) with financial support from the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius foundation.  Organizers: Jonas Björnerstedt, Lars Persson and Johan Stennek  

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