IFN seeks candidates for one tenure-track academic research position in economics

IFN is a private and independent research institute devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for Swedish trade and industry. We focus on five research programs: The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Globalization and Corporate Restructuring, the Economics of the Service Sector, Sustainable Energy Transition, and the Economics of Institutions and Culture.

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Currently, 36 researchers with doctoral degrees in economics are working at IFN, of which 7 are Professors and 14 Associate Professors. In addition, 6 research assistants and 6 Ph.D. students are affiliated to the institute. 

The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) seeks candidates for one tenure-track or post-doc academic research position in economics starting in Fall 2021. We are looking for entrepreneurial and dynamic candidates with a keen interest in issues of relevance to the business sector and policy, and a special focus on the firm or its workers as the central unit of analysis. We welcome applications from junior as well as senior researchers.  You need a Ph.D. degree by the time you start the position. The application deadline is November 10, 2020. We offer an excellent international research environment with high potential for individual development, a full-time research position with no required teaching, access to research assistance and extensive employer-employee data sets, and a generous travel budget.

Applications should be submitted via and should include a cover letter describing your interest in working at IFN, curriculum vitae, examples of scientific work such as your job market paper as well as a list of research topics/papers you would like to pursue if hired by IFN. If you have recently obtained your Ph.D. degree, we ask for at least two letters of recommendation. For more information, see or contact


Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


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.

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International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




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. 

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