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Erik Prawitz


Erik Prawitz has a Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University. He was awarded the Alexander Gerschenkron prize for his thesis entitled On the Move: Essays on the Economic and Political Development of Sweden.

IFN Researcher

Erik Prawitz

Research interests: Development economics, Economic history, Innovation, Political economy

Some questions that Erik Prawitz tries to answer in his research:

  • How does emigration affect economic and political development in sending regions?
  • To what extent can new technologies, such as railroads and electricity, affect regional economic development?
  • What are the determinants of innovative activity?
Current writings

Published at IFN
Journal Articles
Working Papers
Articles in Swedish
Popular Science