Affiliated researchers

Fredrik Sjöholm


Some of the questions that Fredrik Sjöholm tries to answer with his research:

  •     How does globalization affect economic growth and development?
  •     How does globalization affect employment and wages?
  •     Will Asia come to dominate the world economy in the future?

New research

Globalization, Recruitments, and Job Mobility Carl Davidson, Fredrik Heyman, Steven Matusz, Fredrik Sjöholm and Susan Chun Zhu

The main focus of Fredrik Sjöholm's research is on the economic impacts of globalization, including a broad range of aspects in international trade and investments.

A common factor in much of this work is a focus on the role of multinational companies, and on home and host country effects of foreign direct investments. Special attention is also given to economic effects of the increased importance of East Asia in general, and of China in particular, as a host of multinational companies.


For more information visit his web page at Lund University


Fredrik Sjöholm


Ph : +46 46 222 74 26


Fredrik Sjöholm is since 2011 professor in International Economics, at the Department of Economics, Lund University. He is External Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) at the University of Nottingham and member of the Asian Economic Panel as well as of the Council of Fellows of the East Asian Economic Association.


Leading Research Environment

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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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