Research faculty

Joacim Tåg

Ph.D., Program Director

Research interests: Entrepreneurship and the economics of corporate ownership.

Among the questions that Joacim Tåg tries to answer with his research:

  • How does different corporate ownership forms and changes in corporate ownership affect society?
  • How can the government encourage innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • How do financial markets affect the real economy?

New research

International Network Competition under National Regulation Thomas Tangerås and Joacim Tåg

Joacim is currently working with Swedish registry based matched employer-employee datasets to answer policy-relevant research questions the intersection between industrial organization, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in corporate restructuring, ownership changes, financial constraints, and the role played by entrepreneurs, venture capital, and private equity firms in the industrial development process. Joacim has also done theoretical work on competition policy and regulation in the telecommunications and media industry.

For list of publications and CV, see

Joacim Tåg


Ph: +46 8 665 4524


Joacim Tåg holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, and was an ALSA-Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University in 2006/2007.




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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 programmes 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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