Research faculty

Daniel Waldenström


Research interests: Income and wealth inequality, intergenerational mobility, taxation, and historical financial development.

Among the questions that Daniel Waldebstr;m tries to answer with his research:

  • What determines economic inequality in Sweden?
  • What is the economic significance of inheritance?
  • How progressive are taxes in Sweden?


New research

Inheritance Taxation in Sweden, 1885–2004: The Role of Ideology, Family Firms and Tax Avoidance Magnus Henrekson and Daniel Waldenström

Daniel Waldenström's research concerns income and wealth distribution, intergenerational mobility, inheritance and tax progressivity.

In particular, he has studied how the top income and wealth developed since  theindustrialization in the 1800s and the factors that explain this development. He has also conducted research on issues related to financial development in a historical and institutional perspective and he is currently coordinating a project at the Swedish Central Bank for the construction of a new database for historical monetary and financial data. In addition, he writes about research policy conditions and effects.

Daniel Waldenström


Ph: +33-754844839
Mob: +46 70 4916082


Daniel Waldenström holds doctoral degrees in economics (Stockholm School of Economics, 2003) and economic history (Lund University, 2009). He has researched and taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and at the Stockholm School of Economics, and was between 2006 and 2011 researcher at the IFN. Between 2011 and 2016 he held a position as Professor in economics at the Department of Economics, Uppsala University. From July 2016, Daniel Waldenström is a member of the research staff at IFN and Visiting Professor at Sorbonne (Paris School of Economics).  

Leading Research Environment

IFN at the top


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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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