Affiliated researchers

Fredrik Andersson


Research interests: Incentives in contractual relations, contractual relations between private and public actors, competition and choice in public services.


Among the questions that Fredrik Andersson tries to answer with his research:

  • What explains the difference in the power of incentives between private firms and public organizations?
  • What is the interplay among different instruments for managing traditional bureaucracies?
  • What is the record in practice from competition and choice in the provision of publicly financed services?




Fredrik Andersson has received the Arnberg award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and was associate editor of the European Economic Review and a member of the Scientific Council for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council.


Fredrik Andersson


Ph: +46 46 222 8676


Fredrik Andersson received his doctorate in Lund in 1995 with a dissertation on information economics. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and at Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. Since 1996 he works at the School of Economics and Management, Lund University.  Since 2012 he is dean of the School of Economics and Management at Lund University.


Leading Research Environment

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

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.

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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