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Research assistants

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

Currently, we are 35 Ph.D.s in Economics, of which seven are Professors and 13 Associate Professors. We also have five research assistants and seven Ph.D. students affiliated with the institute. See for further information. 

We are now looking for two – three research assistants; at least one starting in March/April 2022, and one starting in August 2022, or as agreed. As a research assistant, you will work closely with the institute’s researchers, assisting them in their research projects. The work ranges from literature surveys, data collection, and processing to advanced econometrics using large registry-based datasets.

The applicant should have completed a Master’s degree in Economics or be in the second year of the Master’s program with excellent grades, preferably with a focus on quantitative analysis. Coding experience, in particular in Stata, is valuable. You should be interested in research and in policy debate of relevance for the business sector and have the ambition to attain a Ph.D. in Economics in the future. You need to have good knowledge of both Swedish and English.

Send your application with curriculum vitae, transcript, Master’s essay, or Bachelor's essay to Pehr-Johan Norbäck,, as soon as possible for the position starting in March/April 2022, and no later than April 30 for the position starting in August 2022. For inquiries, please contact Pehr-Johan Norbäck, phone + 46 8 665 4522.