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Research Programs

Our research is non-partisan and independent. Professional integrity and objectivity are guiding principles for all research and analysis conducted at the Institute. Read more about our five research programs here.

Firm Competitiveness
Firms’ competitiveness in the business sector of the future hinges on securing competent human capital at the owner, management, and worker level. Currently a combination of structural shifts in techn…
The Economics of Entrepreneurship
The Swedish business sector has undertaken a world-class structural change in recent decades. Sweden has successfully addressed challenges such as globalization, automation, and digitalization. Today,…
The Economics of the Service Sector
A flourishing enterprise sector is continuously changing. While manufacturing firms are undergoing “servitization”, service companies go through “industrialization” by standardizing production process…
Sustainable Energy Transition
Sustainable energy transition aims at drastically reducing fossil fuel consumption in society while simultaneously ensuring resource-efficient and reliable energy supply. In this research program, we…
Institutions, Markets and Enterprise
An economy does not operate in a vacuum – rather, it consists of human beings of flesh and blood, who are affected by laws and rules and have moral values and attitudes towards their fellow human bei…