Affiliated researchers

Anders Kärnä (former Gustafsson)



Some questions Anders Kärnä tries to answer in his research:

  •  How can the efficiency of industrial and innovation policy be evaluated? 

  • How do politicians motivate policy programs, whose purpose is not always to increase social welfare?


New research

Take It to the (Public) Bank: The Efficiency of Public Bank Loans to Private Firms Anders Kärnä

Anders Kärnä (former Gustafsson)


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Anders Kärnä has a B.Sc and M.Sc in economics from University of Lund. He has worked for three years at the Swedish ministry of finance, budget department. He received his Ph.D in economics from Jönköping International Business School in 2018 and has a post.doc at Örebro University from the fall of 2019 and onwards.

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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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