Affiliated researchers

Alexander Montag

Ph.D. Student

Some of the questions Alexander Montag tries to answer in his research:

  • How are different sources of capital related to entrepreneurial success?
  • How do startup companies evolve over their life cycle?



Alexander Montag




Alexander is a Ph.D. Student in Finance at the University of Oxford. He holds an MPhil in Finance and a Master of Finance from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University. Alexander also completed a two-year apprenticeship to become a Banking Professional at Deutsche Bank in Hamburg, Germany.

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

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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