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15 August 2023

Global Wealth Report 2023

The Global Wealth Report, in its fourteenth edition, explores how wealth is created, how it varies across regions globally, and how it is distributed among the world’s population. This year’s edition of the Global Wealth Report provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available on global household wealth, and Daniel Waldenström, researcher at IFN, is one of its authors.

12 June 2023

Conference: Taxes and distribution policy

IFN:s new research program "Taxes and Society" has organized an international conference. Researchers from other Nordic countries and the US attended the conference in Vaxholm with the purpose to present new research on taxes and distributional issues.

17 February 2023

The launch of IFN's new research program "Taxes and Society"

On 16 February, a kick-off was organized in connection with the launch of IFN's new tax research program "Taxes and Society". The aim was to present the background and design of the new program to specially invited stakeholders and to discuss current and relevant issues in the field. The launch concluded with a panel discussion between Daniel Waldenström, Program Director for "Taxes and Society", Jesper Ahlgren (M), State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance and Klas Tikkanen, Partner at Nordic Capital.

24 October 2022

IFN researcher receives Pearson Prize

Joacim Tåg, Associate Professor at IFN, received a prize for his article "What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top?", written jointly with Professor Matti Keloharju and Professor Samuli Knüpfer (both affiliated with IFN).

18 October 2022

Workshop: Cultures of Trust and Institutions of Freedom

At the end of September 2022, 16 scholars from different disciplines and countries came together in the Old Town of Stockholm to present and discuss new research on trust and institutions. They were all united in a quest to explore how social science can help us better understand what is needed for modern societies to function well, both economically and socially.

22 August 2022

World-leading researchers at IFN Conference

Currently, IFN is hosting a scientific conference in Vaxholm in the archipelago of Stockholm to honor Magnus Henrekson’s considerable academic achievements. Several world-leading researchers are participating in the conference.

7 July 2022

2022 IFN Stockholm Conference


During two days in June, IFN hosted the 2022 IFN Stockholm Conference in Vaxholm, in the archipelago of Stockholm.  The theme for this year's conference was the Economics of Cultures and Institutions.

13 June 2022

Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

On May 25th Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy received the world's foremost prize on Entrepreneurship Research, the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, at a prize ceremony and lecture in Stockholm. 

26 April 2022

Industrial policy threatens to decrease pace of innovation

A return to state industrial policy risks distorting healthy competition and hampering innovation. This is shown by several economists in the new book Questioning the Entrepreneurial State, published by Springer. Niklas Elert and Magnus Henrekson, both IFN, are two of the authors.

4 April 2022

Saras D. Sarasvathy recipient of Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2022

The 2022 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Saras D. Sarasvathy, Professor Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Sarasvathy is awarded for her pathbreaking research on entrepreneurial decision-making and the entrepreneurial process. The Global Award is the foremost international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of € 100,000.

12 March 2022

Call for further sanctions

Fredik Sjöholm, CEO of IFN, is one of ten European economists who have signed a joint call for further sanctions against Russia.

22 February 2022

The pandemic and its implications on trust

Sweden has one of the highest trust levels in the world. At a recent policy seminar, research on how the pandemic has affected trust levels in Sweden was presented.

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