Affiliated researchers

Jonas Vlachos

Associate Professor

Research interests: Labor economics, economics of education, and financial economics.

Among the questions that Jonas Vlachos tries to answer with his research:

  • How is human capital allocated across firms, occupations, sectors and regions?
  • Who marries whom and why?
  • What drives the efficiency of the schooling system

New research

The Impact of Upper-Secondary Voucher School Attendance on Student Achievement: Swedish Evidence using External and Internal Evaluations Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich and Jonas Vlachos

Jonas Vlachos' research has touched upon several different fields: international economics, the importance of financial markets for economic development, and political economics.

Currently, he is working on a project analyzing how different aspects of competition affect hiring and wage setting practices among firms. As not just firms, but also political parties, are likely to respond to competitive pressures, the role of political competition for the governance of Swedish municipalities is also analyzed.

Jonas Vlachos is also involved in putting together a large data base aimed at analyzing the determinants of effective teacher behaviour. Within this project the changing composition of the Swedish teacher force will also be addressed.


Jonas Vlachos


Ph: +46 8 16 30 46
Mob: +46 70 893 3240


Jonas Vlchos holds a Ph.D. Stockholm School of Economics. He was previously employed at IFN and SITE, Stockholm School of Economics. He has been visiting researcher at the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago. He is since 2007 employed at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University. Jonas Vlachos was editor of Ekonomisk Debatt (the journal of the Swedish economic association) 2005-2006. In 2002-2003 he was the secretary of the Economic Council.


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

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  1. economics of entrepreneurship
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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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