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  • Özge Öner awarded Young Researcher Award 2019

    Özge Öner awarded Young Researcher Award 2019

    2019-09-12

    On Thursday Özge Öner, IFN and the University of Cambridge, received the Young Researcher Award 2019 for "significant contributions to our understanding of entrepreneurship," explained the chairman of the prize committee Martin Andersson, professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The prize sum is SEK 150,000 and is given every year, alternately to a man and a woman, by the Entrepreneurship Forum. "We try to understand what the place means for the economy and for, among other things, entrepreneurship," Öner explained in her prize lecture.

  • Åsa Hansson: We need lower corporate taxes

    Åsa Hansson: We need lower corporate taxes

    2019-09-04

    How do Swedish taxes compare to other OECD countries? This is the topic of a report published by SNS.
    Åsa Hansson, University of Lund and affiliated to IFN talked about the report at a seminar at SNS. Sweden, being a small country, needs to lower corporate taxes to be competitive on a global market, said Åsa Hansson.

  • Magnus Henrekson appointed to suggest boardmembers of Lund University

    Magnus Henrekson appointed to suggest boardmembers of Lund University

    2019-09-02

    Professor Magnus Henrekson, Managing director of IFN, has been appointed by the Government to propose who should be Chairman and further members of the Board of Lund University. He is one of two appointees that will give their suggestions for the operational period of May 2020 - April 2023. The other nominee is Maria Arnholm, former Minister of Gender Equality and the Liberals party secretary.

  • Per Skedinger to study minimum wages for the European Commission

    Per Skedinger to study minimum wages for the European Commission

    2019-08-30

    Per Skedinger, IFN and Associate Professor at Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, in Växjö, has been appointed by the European Commission and its program for Employment and Social Innovation ,EaSI, to conduct a case study on collectively agreed minimum wages in the Nordic countries. The objective of the study is to discuss the effects on wage structure and employment. The study will be comparing the Nordic countries to countries with a statutory national minimum wage.  The study will also be examining whether, and how, collectively agreed minimum wages could reduce in-work poverty, i. e poverty despite full-time employment.
  • Awarded for research on the importance of geography for entrepreneurship

    Awarded for research on the importance of geography for entrepreneurship

    2019-08-29

    Özge Öner, IFN, and Cambridge University is awarded the Young Researcher Award 2019 (Unga forskarpriset 2019). She lectures on her research at a lunch seminar at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum on September 12. Öner is awarded for her research on 1) the geographical aspects of entrepreneurship (especially in the retail and tourism sectors), 2) entrepreneurship (mainly among foreign-born) and 3) the importance of local institutions for the business environment.

     
  • From IFN to doctoral studies in Berlin

    From IFN to doctoral studies in Berlin

    2019-08-23

    In the summer of 2018, Hedda Nielsen started working as a research assistant at IFN. Now, a year later, she is leaving the institute to begin doctoral studies at the Berlin School of Economics & Humboldt University in Berlin. She explains that at IFN, she has gained insight into many different research areas and learned a lot about data processing.

  • ESO-report about digitalization by IFN-researcher

    ESO-report about digitalization by IFN-researcher

    2019-08-23

    A report about digitalization in health care by Mårten Blix, IFN, and Charlotta Levay, Lund University, was presented by the Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO) in Swedish in December 2018 and is now published in English. "New technology enables citizens to better monitor their health, take preventive measures, and, if necessary, take more control of their health situation" Blix and Levay argue. "Technology can thus enable more and better quality care, despite fewer physical care visits."

  • First academic seminar of the fall

    First academic seminar of the fall

    2019-08-12

    On Monday, the first academic brown bag seminar of the fall was held at IFN (research at an early stage).  Johanna Möllerström, George Mason University in Washington DC and affiliate of IFN,  presented the study "A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior." In experiments, the researchers have studied how people (in the US and Norway) believe that it is fair to redistribute income - depending on who is responsible for the best performance. And what does it mean when you do not know for sure whose performance is the best?

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Richard Öhrvall

Subject areas: corruption, opinion polls, political participation, publicly funded services, voting behavior

Among the questions that Richard Öhrvall tries to answer with his research:

  • How equal are different types of political participation and how can we explain inequality in participation?
  • How corrupt is a ”non-corrupt” country such as Sweden and do citizens trust their politicians and civil servants?

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Newsletter 1-2019

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Start-ups for sale!

When should entrepreneurs choose to enter the market with a start-up? And when should they sell their invention or business idea? New research on how entrepreneurs decide between entry and sale offers significant insights for policy makers concerned about economic welfare.

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Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship

 

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The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union in a Changing World Order

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This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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