Trainee at IFN

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Research assistants Nicklas Nordfors and Charlotta Olofsson.

IFN is a private and independent research institute that conducts research on economic and social issues relevant to the business sector. The main part of our research is carried out within five research programs: (i) Economics of Entrepreneurship, (ii) Globalization and Corporate Restructuring, (iii) The Economics of the Service Sector, (iv) The Economics of Electricity Markets, and (v) The Economics of Institutions and Culture

Starting September 2018 IFN will hire a trainee working two days a week – the working hours are to some extent flexible. The position entails participation in the daily work of our researchers, in close cooperation with the researcher and the research program that for the moment needs support. The job might also be carried out in collaboration with one of the full-time research assistants at IFN, and you always have a contact person/mentor at IFN, who serves as a link to the institute.

The tasks executed by an IFN trainee vary a great deal, ranging from compiling literature to collecting data for databases as well as working with Stata code for data analysis. You will also assist with assignments within the broader range of IFN's activities.

If you are interested in IFN the position as a trainee offers a great opportunity to learn about our work and to introduce yourself. At the same time, you will learn what a researcher's everyday life looks like. This might help you in your career choice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get feedback on your future or ongoing master's thesis.

To be considered for the part-time trainee position at IFN you must either study the final year on a bachelor's degree or a master's degree with focus on economics. You should be interested in research relevant to the industry and have the ambition ultimately to receive a Ph.D. in economics. High grades, as well as good knowledge of Swedish and English, are a requirement and experience of working with data processing in Stata is a merit.

For more information, please contact The application (including CV, transcripts and essay) should be sent to

The deadline for the application for 2018 trainee is August 6, 2018.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times


This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018. 

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