Affiliated researchers

Samuli Knüpfer


Research interests: Household finance, behavioral finance and corporate finance.

New research

Equal Opportunity? Gender Gaps in CEO Appointments and Executive Pay Matti Keloharju, Samuli Knüpfer and Joacim Tåg

Samuli Knüpfer



Samuli Knüpfer is NFI Chaired Professor of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.  Furthermore, he is Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics and is a recipient of grants from many institutions, including the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation and the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. His research has appeared in major finance journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

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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