Research faculty

Carl Magnus Bjuggren


Research interests: Applied microeconomics, firm dynamics, family firms and labor economics.

Some of the questions that Carl Magnus Bjuggren tries to answer with his research:

  • How is firm productivity affected by employment protection? 
  • Do family firms react differently with regards to industry sales shocks and employee compensation?
  • How does family ownership influence firm growth?

New research

Sensitivity to Shocks and Implicit Employment Protection in Family Firms Carl Magnus Bjuggren

Working papers

Bjuggren, C. M. (2015). "The Effect of Employment Protection on Labor Productivity", IFN Working Paper No. 1061, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).



Bjuggren, C. M. (2015) "Sensitivity to Shocks and Implicit Employment Protection in Family Firms", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 119(C): 18-31.  

Anyadike-Danes, M., Bjuggren, C. M., Gottschalk, S., Hölzl, W., Johansson, D.,  Maliranta, M., and Myrann, A. (2015) "An International Cohort Comparison of Size Effects on Job Growth", Small Business Economics, 44(4): 821-844.

Bjuggren, C. M., Daunfeldt, S-O., and Johansson, D. (2013). "High-Growth Firms and Family Ownership", Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(4): 365-385.

Bjuggren, C. M., Johansson, D., and Stenkula, M. (2012). “Using Self-employment as Proxy for Entrepreneurship: Some Empirical Caveats”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 17(3): 290-303.

Bjuggren, C M., Johansson, D., and Sjögren, H. (2011). “A Note on Employment and Gross Domestic Product in Swedish Family-Owned Businesses: A Descriptive Analysis”, Family Business Review, 24(4): 362 –371. 

Heshmati, A., Johansson, D., and Bjuggren, C. M. (2010). ”Effective Corporate Tax Rates and the Size Distribution of Firms”, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 10(3-4): 297-317.


Publications without peer review

Bjuggren, C. M., and Johansson, D. (2009). "Privat och offentlig sysselsättning i Sverige 1950-2005", [Private and Public Employment in Sweden 1950-2005], Ekonomisk Debatt, 37(1): 41-53.

Carl Magnus Bjuggren




Carl Magnus Bjuggren received his Ph.D. in economics in 2013 from Linköping University. His dissertation is a study of firm dynamics, family ownership, and employment protection. It addresses the implications of employment protection on firm productivity and how family owned firms react differently with regards to economic shocks and employee compensation.


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  1. economics of entrepreneurship
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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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