Affiliated researchers

Florin Maican


Among the questions that Florian Maican tries to answer with his research:

  • What is the impact of regulation and deregulation on competition, industry dynamics, and productivity?
  • What are the determinants of market structure and competition in service industries, e.g. retail, IT services?
  • What is the impact of competition and R&D investments on productivity dynamics and innovation?
  • What is the impact of various economic policies and aggregate shocks on exchange rates?


New research

Determinants of Economies of Scope in Retail Florin Maican and Matilda Orth

Florin Maican's primary research is in the field of industrial organization and applied microeconomics, particularly the industry dynamics and determinants of intensity of competition such as productivity, R&D, entry and exit. Florin's work closely connects to competition and business policy.

In recent years, Maican has analyzed competition in retail food, R&D intensive industries, and information technology (IT) services. He has evaluated the impact of aggregate demand shocks on industry dynamics and estimated industry dynamics primitives such as sunk costs of entry, costs associated with exit, costs of adjustment in labor, capital or product repositioning in service industries.

Florin Maican's secondary research is in the field of international finance with a focus on exchange rates. He examines the speed of convergence in real exchange rates.

Florin Maican


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Florin Maican received his Ph.D. in Economics, “Essays in Industry Dynamics on Imperfectly Competitive Markets,” in 2010 at the University of Gothenburg. Today he works at the University of Gothenburg, where he teaches in the field of industrial economy.

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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
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  4. economics of the electricity markets
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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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