Research faculty

Nikita Koptyug


Research interests: Applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, industrial organization, game theory.

Some of the questions that Nikita Koptyug tries to answer with his research:

  • Which information do consumers use in making purchasing decisions?

  • Do consumers correctly account for usage costs when making purchasing decisions?

  • Does credible information lessen the problem of asymmetries between professionals and non-professionals when making purchases?


  1. An Extended N-Player Network Game and Simulation of Four Investment Strategies on a Complex Innovation Network (with Wen Zhou, Yifan Jia, Shutao Ye, Xiaolong Lu), Plos One 11(1): 1–18, 2016. Link.

Working Papers

  1. Asymmetric Information in Auctions: Are Resellers Better Appraisers?, 2015. Link.
  2. Bailing on the Car That Wasn't Bailed Out: Bounding Consumer Reactions to Financial Distress (with Cristian Huse), 2015. Link.

New research

An Extended N-Player Network Game and Simulation of Four Investment Strategies on a Complex Innovation Network Wen Zhou, Nikita Koptyug, Shutao Ye, Yifan Jia and Xiaolong Lu

Nikita Koptyug


Ph: +46 8 665 45 82


Nikita Koptyug completed his Ph.D. in finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research studies whether consumers rationally account for different risks when making purchasing decisions. Specifically, he looks at how consumers respond to the financial distress of a car manufacturer and whether consumers correctly value future fuel costs when purchasing a multifuel car.

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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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