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  • Fredrik Sjöholm new CEO of IFN

    Fredrik Sjöholm new CEO of IFN

    2020-06-24

    The board of IFN has appointed Fredrik Sjöholm, professor of International Economics at Lund University as the new CEO of IFN. He replaces Magnus Henrekson who after 15 successful years has asked to leave his position.

  • Sustainable Energy Transition – name change of research program

    Sustainable Energy Transition – name change of research program

    2020-06-10

    The research program Economics of Electricity Markets changes its name to Sustainable Energy Transition. The new name offers a better description of the research now produced within the program.

  • Entrepreneurship is a key player when solving the European crisis

    2020-05-19

    The new book The Entrepreneurial Society – A Reform Strategy for Italy, Germany and the UK offers a unique toolbox for solving the innovation crisis in Europe. The tools might be even more relevant post-covid-19. Mikael Stenkula, IFN, is one of the authors.

  • Social media's role in propagation of myths and facts regarding the Corona Virus – A cross-cultural explanatory study

    2020-04-06

    Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson, an affiliated researcher at IFN, together with scientists from 12 other universities, participates in a research study focusing on peoples´ attitudes and behaviours towards COVID-19 and the use of social media channels in acquisition of information regarding the virus.

  • Information about covid-19/ coronavirus

    2020-03-17

    The IFN is closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus. We are following the recommendations of Swedish authorities. Our researchers and staff can be contacted via e-mail or phone.

    All academic seminars in March are canceled. We will keep you informed about what happens later on this spring and will be acting according to the recommendations of Swedish authorities.

    The prize award for the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is postponed until fall.

    We will be adapting our planned policy seminars according to the recommendations of Swedish authorities and will be keeping you informed about which seminars will be canceled or postponed.

  • EU and the Technology Shift

    EU and the Technology Shift

    2020-03-11

     

    The new publication Europaperspektiv 2020, the 23rd annual volume, was presented at a seminar in Brussels on Tuesday. 

  • John Haltiwanger recipient of the Global Award for Entreprenurship Research

    John Haltiwanger recipient of the Global Award for Entreprenurship Research

    2020-03-02

    The 2020 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to John Haltiwanger, Professor of Economics at University of Maryland, USA. Haltiwanger is awarded for his pioneering research advancing our understanding of job creation and destruction, productivity growth, and the role of small business and entrepreneurial firms in economic development. The Global Award is the foremost international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of € 100,000.

    Professor John Haltiwanger has made significant contributions to the field of entrepreneurship by improving our understanding of job creation and destruction, productivity growth, and the role of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) in economic development. He has played a major role in the careful development of large, longitudinal firm-level datasets, and introduced a novel and widely adopted measure of firm growth that addresses previous statistical biases. His work has influenced public policy and…

  • Simon Ek and Magnus Henrekson awarded by the Scottish Economic Society

    Simon Ek and Magnus Henrekson awarded by the Scottish Economic Society

    2020-02-14

    Simon Ek, a Ph.D. student at Uppsala University and the IFN, and Magnus Henrekson, professor and director of IFN, are awarded a Prize for the best paper published in the Scottish Journal of Political Economy in 2019.

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Researcher presentation

Malin Gardberg, Ph.D.

Subject Areas: Development economics, Econometrics, Investments, Labor economics, Macro economics

 

Among the questions that Malin Gardberg tries to answer with her research:

 

  • How has the digitization-based automation affected the Swedish labor market?
  • How do different types of net foreign assets, such as portfolio debt and equity assets, affect the country’s exchange rate?
  • Can the observation that developing countries share less consumption risks internationally be explained by lower financial integration and financial inclusion?
  • How has financial integration affected the consumption-to-wealth relationship?

IFN Newsletter

Newsletter 1-2020

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A minimum wage for all EU workers?

A recent proposal to regulate minimum wages at the EU level has not been well received in the Nordic countries, in which these wages traditionally have been set in negotiations between unions and employers. Per Skedinger discusses what research has to say about the employment effects of collectively agreed minimum wages and, in light of these findings, disputes the need for supranational minimum wage fixing in the Union.

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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 and the Return of the Nation State

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This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

About the book

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