Research faculty

Martin Olsson


Research interests: Applied microeconomics and labor economics.

Among the questions that Martin Olsson tries to answer with his research:

  • How are employees affected by private equity buyouts?
  • What are the real economic effects of IPOs?
  • Can parents’ use of paid child care be affected by their employment protection?
  • Can gender based taxation affect the division of family chores?

New research

The Emergence of a Market for Football Stars: Talent Development and Competitive Balance in European Football Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Martin Olsson and Lars Persson


Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2015) “Private Equity, Layoffs, and Job Polarization", Forthcoming Journal of Labor Econonimics (Latest Version) (Web Appendix)

Olsson, M. (2016) "Direct and Cross Effects of Employment Protection - The Case of Parental Childcare", Forthcoming Scandinavian Journal of Economics

Olsson, M., and Skogman Thoursie, P. (2015) "Sickness Insurance and Spousal Labour Supply", Labour Economics, 33, 41-54

Olsson, M. (2009) “Employment Protection and Sickness Absence”, Labour Economics, 2, 208-214

Olsson, M. (2007) ”Ökar anställningsskyddet sjukfrånvaron?”, Ekonomisk Debatt, 2, 31-41


Martin Olsson


Ph: +46 8 665 4500
Mob: +46 70 445 1296


Martin Olsson received his Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 2012. The title of his thesis was ”Essays on Employment Protection, Private Equity and Spousal Behavior”. 

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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