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We produce several types of publications. IFN Working Papers contain research first published by IFN with the intention of publishing in academic journals. Our Working Papers are available for download on our webpage. Other publications can often be downloaded from their respective publisher/source. 

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Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Civic Honesty and Cultures of Trust

Recent work in Cohn et al. (2019) shows that civic honesty and cooperative behaviour captured in a wallet-return experiment varies considerably across the world. Similarly, beliefs about social trust…
Scientific Article in English

Foreign Trade Review

Services Trade: The Great Gender Equaliser?

Standing at 24% in 2018, India’s female labour force participation is only half of the global average (48%). At the same time, India has one of the widest gender wage gaps in the world and women are l…
Scientific Article in English
by Louise Johannesson, Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
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American Journal of Epidemiology

Does Prolonged Education Causally Affect Dementia Risk When Adult Socioeconomic Status is Not Altered? A Swedish Natural Experiment on 1.3 Million Individuals

Intervening on modifiable risk factors to prevent dementia is of key importance, since progress-modifying treatments are not currently available. Education is inversely associated with dementia risk,…
Scientific Article in English
by Dominika Seblova, Martin Fischer, Stefan Fors, Kristina Johnell, Martin Karlsson, Anna Christina Svensson, Therese Nilsson, Martin Lövdén, Anton Lager

Journal of Human Resources

Firms and Skills: The Evolution of Worker Sorting

We document a significant increase in the sorting of workers by cognitive and noncognitive skills across Swedish firms during 1986–2008. During this period, worker skill differences between firms incr…
Scientific Article in English
by Christina Håkanson, Erik Lindqvist, Jonas Vlachos
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Journal of Institutional Economics

Economic Freedom and Antisemitism

We examine how variation in antisemitism across countries can be explained by economic freedom. We propose two mechanisms. First, the more economic freedom, the greater the scope of market activities.…
Scientific Article in English

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Determinants of Economies of Scope in Retail

This paper studies the determinants of economies of scope and quantifies their impact on the extensive and intensive product margins in retail. We use a framework based on a multiproduct technology to…
Scientific Article in English

The Far East and Australasia 2021

Timor–Leste: The Economy

Economic growth in Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) has displayed dramatic volatility since the country´s independence in 2002. The first few years were characterized by negative or extremely low gro…
Book Chapter
by Mats Lundahl, Fredrik Sjöholm

The European Union and the Technology Shift

This book explores the multiple challenges that the global technology shift is posing to the EU. It raises the question of how European societies will mobilize the positive effects of the rapid techno…
by Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Karin Leijon, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim

Privatizing Welfare Services

Lessons from the Swedish experiment
Focusing on health care, education, and elderly care, Privatizing Welfare Services draws on extensive research on the consequences of introducing market-based mechanisms to deliver welfare services.

Macroeconomic Dynamics

Index Numbers and Revealed Preference Rankings

For previously identified weakly separable blockings of goods and assets, we construct aggregates using four superlative index numbers, the Fisher, Sato-Vartia, Törnqvist, and Walsh, two non-superlati…
Scientific Article in English
by Per Hjertstrand, James Swofford, Gerald Whitney

Journal of Finance

Local Crowding‐Out in China

In China, between 2006 and 2013, local public debt crowded out the investment of private firms by tightening their funding constraints while leaving state-owned firms’ investment unaffected. We establis…
Scientific Article in English
by Yi Huang, Marco Pagano, Ugo Panizza

Journal of Finance

Stock Market Returns and Consumption

This paper employs Swedish data on households' stock holdings to investigate how consumption responds to changes in stock market returns. We instrument the actual capital gains and dividend payments w…
Scientific Article in English
by Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani, Kaveh Majlesi

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