Research fellows

Pehr-Johan Norbäck

Associate Professor

Research interests: Entrepreneurship, industrial economics, international trade and investment and venture capital

Among the questions that Pehr-Johan Norbäck tries to answer with his research:

  • How do entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and established companies interact in the innovation process?
  • How do takeovers by private equity firms affect the restructuring of businesses? What are the effects on target firms, rivals and consumers?
  • How do cross-border mergers influence the restructuring of an industry? Do the effects vary with the investor’s home country?

 

New research

Entrepreneurship Policy and Globalization Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Lars Persson and Robin Douhan

Pehr-Johan Norbäck does research in three main areas: (i) Mergers and acquisitions on international concentrated markets, (ii) Testing the theory of international trade and investments and (iii) Entrepreneurship and the product market.

Publications

"Acquisitions, Innovation and Entry in Oligopolistic Network Industries" (with Lars Persson and Joacim Tåg), International Journal of Industrial Organization, forthcoming.

"Entrepreneurship Policy and Globalization (with Lars Persson) Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.

"Entrepreneurial Innovations and Taxation" (with Andreas Haufler and Lars Persson), Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming.

"Born to be global and the globalization process" (with Lars Persson), World Economy,  forthcoming.

"Venture Capitalists and the Patenting of Innovations" (with Simona Fabrizi, Steffen Lippert and Lars Persson), Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 61(3): 623-659, 2013.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Ex Post Merger Evaluations and Strategic Pre-Merger Investments" (with Richard Friberg and Lars Persson),Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 8(4): 831-848, 2012.   An erlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Privatization, Investment and Ownership Efficiency” (with Lars Persson), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 64(4): 765-786, 2012.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Entrepreneurial Innovations, Competition and Competition Policy" (with Lars Persson). European Economic Review, Vol. 56(3): 488-506, 2012.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Should Countries Block Foreign Takeovers of R&D Champions and Promote Greenfield Entry" (with Oliver Bertrand, Katariina Nilsson Hakkala and Lars Persson), Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(3): 1083-1124, 2012.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Subsidizing away Exports? A Note on R&D-policy towards Multinational Firms". Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 11(1): 25-42, 2011.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"The Organization of the Innovation Industry: Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and Oligopolists" (with Lars Persson). Journal of the European Economics Association, 7(6): 1261-1290, 2009.   An earlier Working Paper version can be found here.

"Cross-Border Acquisitions and Taxes: Efficiency and Tax Revenues" (with Lars Persson and Jonas Vlachos). Canadian Journal of Economics, 42(4): 1473-1500, Nov 2009.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"The Effect of Tax Treaties on Multinational Firms: New Evidence from Microdata" (with Ronald B. Davies and Ayça Tekin-Koru), The World Economy, 32(1): 77-110, 2009.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions Policy in Service Markets" (with Lars Persson). Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 8(3): 269-293, 2008.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Asymmetric Effects of Corruption on FDI: Evidence from Swedish Multinational Firms" (with Katariina Hakkala and Helena Svaleryd). Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(4): 627-642, Nov 2008.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Efficiency and Ownership Structure – The Case of Poland" (with Karl-Markus Modén and Lars Persson). World Economy, 31(3): 437-460, 2008.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Globalization and Profitability of Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions" (with Lars Persson). Economic Theory, 35(2): 241-266, 2008.  

"Investment Liberalization - Why a Restrictive Cross-Border Merger Policy Can Be Counterproductive" (with Lars Persson).  Journal of International Economics, 72(2): 366-380, 2007.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Endogenous Asset Ownership Structures in Deregulated Markets" (with Lars Persson). European Economic Review, 50(7): 1729-1752, 2006.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Multinational Enterprises and Wage Costs: Vertical FDI Revisited" (with Henrik Braconier and Dieter Urban). Journal of International Economics, 67(2): 446-470, 2005.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Privatization Policy in an International Oligopoly" (with Lars Persson). Economica, 72(288): 635-653, 2005.   An earlier WP version can be found here.  

”Privatization and Foreign Competition” (with Lars Persson). Journal of International Economics, 62(2): 409-416, 2004.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Reconciling the Evidence of the Knowledge Capital Model" (with Henrik Braconier and Dieter Urban), Review of International Economics, 13(4): 770-786, 2005.   An earlier WP version can be found here.

"Multinational Firms, Technology and Location", Journal of International Economics, 54(2): 449-469, 2001. An earlier WP can be found here.

"Cumulative Effects of Labor Market Distortions in a Developing Country", Journal of Development Economics, 65(1): 135-152, 2001. An earlier WP can be found here.

"Multinational Firms, Technology and Location", Doctoral Thesis, Department of Economics, Stockholm University, 1998.

 

Pehr-Johan Norbäck

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4522
Mob: +46 73 547 3379
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Introduction

Pehr-Johan Norbäck is a IFN Senior Research Fellow. He received his doctorate at the University of Stockholm in 1998. His thesis was about multinational companies and how companies that are research intensive choose between placing production at home or abroad. Today, in addition to research at IFN, Pehr-Johan Norbäck is a guest lecturer at Stockholm University and teaches at Karlstad University. He also teaches at the Swedish Program at Stockholm School of Economics.

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The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

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  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
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Shaker Zahra, Professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2014.

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