Roger Svensson is a IFN Senior Research Fellow. He is an economist and statistician, as well as an empirist. Roger Svensson received his doctorate of Economics at Uppsala University, in 1996 and was appointed Professor of Innovations and International Technology Transfer at Mälardalen University, in 2003.
Roger Svensson is interested in issues related to the private sector, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and technology development. The effects of government interventions or subsidies to stimulate growth are here important. He has also a great interest of applying economic theory on economic-historical environments, especially monetary policy.
Among the questions that RogerSvensson tries to answer with his research:
- When should the government subsidize entrepreneurs and innovative firms?
- How should the system with intellectual properties be designed to create higher welfare?
- In which situations should inventors sell the patent or enter the market?
- Application of economic theory on historical monetary systems.