Corporate Performance and the Exposure to Macroeconomic Fluctuations


This book develops and presents in an easily comprehensible way the essential elements of a corporate strategy for managing uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment. This Macroeconomic Uncertainty Strategy – MUST – enhances firm value by allowing management and external stakeholders to distinguish between changes in the intrinsic competitiveness of the firm and changes in performance caused by macroeconomic fluctuations. These fluctuations – manifested as changes in exchange rates and inflation rates – are beyond management’s control but they have substantial impact on performance.

MUST includes methods for:

  • Identifying the impact of macroeconomic fluctuations on performance.
  • Developing strategies for macroeconomic risk management.
  • Developing management compensation schemes based on management’s contribution to the firm’s intrinsic competitiveness.
  • Developing reports to external stakeholders about the impact of macroeconomic fluctuation of performance.
  • Evaluating the relative performance of subsidiaries and business units in a multinational company.
  • Evaluating performance as part of the due diligence process in an M&A context.

Sick of Inequality?

An Introduction to the Relationship between Inequality and Health

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In this book Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University, and Daniel Waldenström, IFN and Paris School of Economics, France, review the latest research on the relationship between inequality and health. What does inequality mean for our health? Does increasing income inequality affect outcomes such as obesity, life expectancy and subjective well-being?


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Academically oriented seminars are most of the time held on Wednesdays at 10 am. At these events researchers from IFN and other institutions present their research.

In addition, IFN organizes seminars open to the public. Topics for these are derived from the IFN research.

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