Research faculty

Shon Ferguson

Ph.D. in Economics

Research interests: International trade, energy/climate economics and agricultural economics.

Among the questions that Shon Ferguson tries to answer with his research:

  • How do firms respond to tougher competition due to trade liberalization?
  • How do firms respond to higher energy prices?
  • Why are high-tech firms so export-dependent?
  • Do small- and medium-sized firms benefit from state-subsidized export promotion?
  • Under what conditions does ownership of input providers help firms to produce more effectively?

 

New research

The Local Impacts of Agricultural Subsidies: Evidence from the Canadian Prairies Ray Bollman and Shon Ferguson

Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • Going Against the Grain: The Heterogeneous Effects of Competitive Pressure on Technology Adoption in Agriculture (with Mark Brown and Crina Viju)
  • Family-Owned Firms and International Trade (with Zhanar Akhmetova and Carl Magnus Bjuggren)

Shon Ferguson

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4523
shon.ferguson@ifn.se

Introduction

Shon Ferguson was born in Canada and has lived in Sweden since 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2010 from Stockholm University.

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 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

 

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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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