Unpublished work

"The Social Background of Elite Executives: The Swedish Case” (with Odd Lyssarides). IFN Working Paper No. 1139, November 2016. Under review.

"The Entrepreneurial Rent: The Value of and Compensation for Entrepreneurship” (with Mikael Stenkula). IFN Working Paper No. 1128, June 2016. Under review.

"Do R&D and ICT Affect Total Factor Productivity Growth Differently?"  (with Harald Edquist). IFN Working Paper No. 1108, January 2016. Under review.

"Stock Option Taxation and Venture Capital Activity: A Cross-Country Comparison", IFN Working Paper No. 1104, January 2016. Under review.

"Two Sides to the Evasion: The Pirate Bay and the Interdependencies of Evasive Entrepreneurship" (with Niklas Elert and Joakim Lundblad), IFN Working Paper No. 1103, January 2016. Under review.

"Swedish Lessons: How Important are ICT and R&D to Economic Growth” (with Harald Edquist). IFN Working Paper No. 1073, June 2015. Under review.

"Evasive Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change" (with Niklas Elert), IFN Working Paper No. 1044, June 2015. Under review, Journal of Business Venturing.

”Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Good Life: Reflections on Edmund Phelps’ Mass Flourishing". IFN Working Paper No. 999, January 2014.

”Billionaire Entrepreneurs: A Systematic Analysis” (with Tino Sanandaji), IFN Working Paper No. 957, March 2013.

”Productive and Destructive Entrepreneurship in a Political Economy Framework” (with Robin Douhan). IFN Working Paper No. 761, September 2008.

"Kritisk kommentar till Staffan Jacobssons uppsats 'Universities and Industrial Transformation'" (with Thomas Andersson). Unpublished manuscript. January 2003.

"Demand Driven vs. Supply Driven Innovations: US and Swedish Experiences in Academic Entrepreneurship" (with Brent Goldfarb and Nathan Rosenberg). SSE/EFI Working Paper No. 436, February 2001.

"The Swedish Growth Controversy: Comment on Dowrick". Unpublished manuscript, May 2000.

"The Crisis of the Swedish Welfare State" (with Lars Hultkrantz, Ingemar Ståhl, Lars Söderström and Hans Tson Söderström). SNS Occasional Paper No. 55, 1994.

"Disinflation, Integration and Growth. The Swedish Economy 1992 and Beyond" (with Ulf Jakobsson, Mats Persson and Hans Tson Söderström). SNS Occasional Paper No. 37, 1992.

"Gradual Price Adjustment and Economic Policy". Mimeo. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1984.

"Devaluations and the Small Open Economy". Masters' Thesis. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1983.

"External Debt and the Balance on Current Account: The Case of Sweden". Thesis for Degree in International Economics and Business. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1981.

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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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