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Below you will find news that in one way or the other involves IFN and our research and/or researchers. For news in Swedish concerning Swedish activities, please visit our Swedish website.

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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.

11 January 2022

Fredrik Sjöholm appointed chair of IVA:s division IX


Fredrik Sjöholm, director of IFN, has been appointed chair of division IX of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). The division focuses on The economic sciences with a focus on economics and connections to business administration as well as how economics and engineering intersect.

15 December 2021

Privatizing Welfare Services – An IEO Seminar

Mårten Blix, IFN, presented his and Henrik Jordahl’s book Privatizing Welfare Services – Lessons from the Swedish Experiment at the IEO Seminar ”Sweden’s Successful Financing of A Strong Welfare System: A Model for Other Countries” on December 14th.

8 December 2021

Magnus Henrekson Research Fellow at IZA

Magnus Henrekson, Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at IFN, has joined the IZA, Institute of Labor Economics, as a Research Fellow.

23 November 2021

More people are wealthy today

Daniel Waldenström, IFN, presents new research on wealth and inequality in a column in Vox EU. Currently, the column is the most-read piece on Vox EU.

18 November 2021

How can Sweden attract foreign enterprises?

Foreign companies' interest in establishing themselves in Sweden seems to have diminished since the financial crisis, and it is worrying, said Fredrik Sjöholm, CEO of IFN, when he participated in the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum's launch of the report Swedish Perspectives on Industrial Policy, the Washington Consensus and Beyond.

10 November 2021

Sustainable Entrepreneurhsip of great interest to readers

How should the EU act to create more sustainable entrepreneurship? That is the main question in the book The Entrepreneurial Society: A Reform Strategy for the European Union, written by Niklas Elert and Magnus Henrekson, IFN, and Mark Sanders, Utrecht University. The authors are proposing reforms in six different areas to create more sustainable entrepreneurship in the EU.

16 August 2021

A first glimpse into research

Game theory models to explain acquisitions, measures of automation, and a greenness index. These are three areas that this year’s summer assistants at IFN have worked with and that have given them new insights on economic research to take with them to further studies during the fall.

9 August 2021

Özge Öner awarded the Ashby Prize

Özge Öner, IFN and University of Cambridge, and her co-author Maria Abreu, University of Cambridge, are awarded the Ashby Prize for their paper "Disentangling the Brexit vote: The role of economic, social and cultural contexts in explaining the UK's EU referendum vote".


7 July 2021

New book on Bitcoin

Bitcoin is neither money, a financial asset nor digital gold. Instead, it should be seen as an open Ponzi scheme, argue Roger Svensson, IFN , and Bob Seeman, the authors of the new book Bitcoin: Unlicensed Gambling.

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