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  • Joacim Tåg Associate Professor

    2020-01-16

    Joacim Tåg, Program Director for Globalization and Global Restructuring, has been awarded the title of Associate Professor ( Docent) in Economics at Lund University.

    He works on bringing Swedish registry data to the research frontier in labor and finance. A central theme is the allocation of executives and workers across firms and/or into entrepreneurship.

    His research is detailed in over 30 publications and working papers and has been featured in major national and international newspapers. It has over 1000 cites in Google Scholar and ranks top decile by all-time downloads worldwide in SSRN.

     

    Read more about Joacim Tåg

  • IFN to host the first European conference of the Labor and Finance Group

    IFN to host the first European conference of the Labor and Finance Group

    2020-01-14

    On the 17th of August 2020, IFN will be hosting the first European conference of the Labor and Finance Group.The Labor and Finance Group is an initiative to bring together academics working at the intersection of finance, labor economics, and personnel economics.

  • Thomas Tangerås presented at the American Economic Association's Annual meeting.

    Thomas Tangerås presented at the American Economic Association's Annual meeting.

    2020-01-07

    Thomas Tangerås presented his and Henrik Horn’s joint paper ”Economics of International Investment Agreements” at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting in San Diego.

  • Celebrating 80 years of Independent Research

    Celebrating 80 years of Independent Research

    2019-11-29

    On November 25, IFN celebrated 80 years of independent research with an anniversary seminar for specially invited guests. IFN Chairman of the Board Staffan Bohman emphasized the importance of fact-based analysis in his welcome speech:

    - IFN has never had a more important task than today, as a factual voice in a debate and media climate where superficiality and fake news have become realities.

  • Chinese visit to IFN

    Chinese visit to IFN

    2019-11-14

    On Monday, IFN organized a seminar for a delegation from All-China Women's Federation. The federation is the leading organization for women's rights in China. Joacim Tåg presented his paper ”What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top?”

  • Magnus Henrekson presented new research at ZEW

    Magnus Henrekson presented new research at ZEW

    2019-10-22

    Magnus Henrekson, CEO of IFN, presented the book The Entrepreneurial Society – A Reform Strategy for the European Union, at ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

  • What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top? Joacim Tåg presented a paper at the ECB today.

    What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top? Joacim Tåg presented a paper at the ECB today.

    2019-10-21

    Joacim Tåg, IFN, presented the paper "What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top?" at the Joint Bank of England, Federal Reserve Board and European Central Bank conference Gender and career progression, in Frankfurt am Main on Monday.

  • Shon Ferguson presented his research at the National Board of Trade

    Shon Ferguson presented his research at the National Board of Trade

    2019-10-17

    Associate professor Shon Ferguson presented his study about so called born globals at the National Board of Trade today.

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Researcher presentation

Niclas Berggren Associate Professor, Program Director

Subject Areas:

Beauty in politics, Institutional Economics, Public Choice, Tolerance and Religion, Trust

Among the questions that Niclas Berggren tries to answer with his research:

- How do social variables ( like trust, tolerance and religion) affect the way the economy functions?

- Is there a relationship between the degree to which an economy is market-oriented and social variables ( like trust and tolerance)?

- Which role does beauty play for the electoral success of politicians?

IFN Newsletter

Newsletter 2-2019

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Deregulating Retail

The Hidden Impact of a Lower Bar to Entry. A key task for economists and policymakers is to predict how markets will respond to regulatory changes. In recent research we analyze the impact of entry regulations on consumers and firms, focusing on product variety. 
Analyzing rich product-level data, we find that a more liberal entry regime in Swedish retail increases both product variety and efficiency, to the benefit of consumers and firms.

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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. 

About the book

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