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Candidates for Academic Full Time Research Position in Economics

IFN is a private and independent research institute devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for Swedish trade and industry. We focus on five research programs: The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Firm Competitiveness, the Economics of the Service Sector, Sustainable Energy Transition, and Institutions, Markets and Enterprise.

Currently, 40 researchers with doctoral degrees in economics are working at IFN, of which 8 are Professors and 14 Associate Professors. In addition, 4 research assistants and 7 Ph.D. students are affiliated with the institute. 

The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) seeks candidates for one tenure-track  academic research position in economics starting in 2022. We are flexible about the start date. 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. Fluency in Swedish is a strong merit. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of employment. The application deadline is November 10, 2021. We offer an excellent international research environment with high potential for individual development, a full-time research position with no required teaching, access to research assistance, extensive employer-employee data sets, and a generous travel budget.

Applications should be submitted via and should include a cover letter describing how your research plans fit with the stated objectives of IFN, a curriculum vitae, examples of scientific work such as your job market paper, and a research statement describing the research topics/papers you would like to pursue if hired by IFN. We ask junior applicants for at least two letters of recommendation. For more information, contact