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Candidates for Academic Full Time Research Position in Economics

IFN seeks candidates for one tenure-track academic research position in economics starting in 2022. We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in issues of relevance to the business sector and policy, and a special focus on the firm or its workers as the central unit of analysis. We welcome applications from junior as well as senior researchers. You need a Ph.D. degree by the time you start the position.
New publications

Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

John Haltiwanger, a world-leading economist, is awarded the 2020 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. On the 19th of May, he will hold a prize lecture titled “Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century” and be presented with the award at a digital ceremony. 

The partners behind the Award are the founder, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (Entreprenörskapsforum), the co-founder, the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), the sponsor, Vinnova, and the donor, Lars Backsell (2019 and onwards)

Read more about the prize and register for the ceremony here

Taxation Research

The tax policy research group at IFN has as its main purpose to increase knowledge about the importance of taxes for the Swedish economy. Taxes are the main source of funding of investments in infrastructure and public welfare, and they redistribute resources between individuals and groups in the population. The effects of taxes on individuals and firms are complex, but it is clear that they have a large influence on the size of the economy as well as its long-term growth potential. The importance of studying the role of taxes for economic activity is large.

Read more about our taxation research projects


Research seminar


Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics