Affiliated researchers

Oscar Erixson


Research interests: Public economics, intergenerational transfers, health economics, and applied behavioral economics.


Some of the questions Oscar Erixson tries to answer with his research:

  • How does inherited wealth affect our decisions regarding labor supply, consumption, savings, and health?
  • How do we plan our estates before we pass away and which motives govern us in the distribution of financial property within the family?
  • What are the consequences of bequests for the distribution of wealth in society?



New research

Inheritance and Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Population Registers Mikael Elinder, Oscar Erixson and Daniel Waldenström

Oscar Erixson



Oscar Erixson received his Ph.D. in economics from Uppsala University in 2013. His dissertation, entitled ”Economic Decisions and Social Norms in Life and Death Situations”, studies how we behave towards other people when the life is at stake, how we decide about the distribution of our financial property when we die, and how increased wealth affects our economic behavior and health. He is affliliated with IFN and holds, starting January 2015, a position as researcher at the Department of Economics, Uppsala University.     

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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.

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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