Affiliated researchers

Jens Josephson

Associate Professor

Research interests: Financial economics, microeconomics, contract theory, corporate finance

Some questions that Jens tries to answer in his research:


  • What determines the success of corporate restructurings?
  • Which factors influence the rating of structured products by credit rating institutes?
  • Under what conditions should public services be outsourced?

Jens Josephson


Ph: +46 8 16 13 54
Mob: +46 73 595 1173


Jens Josephson has a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has previously been an Assistant Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and an Associate Professor at the department of economics at Stockholm University. Since 2017, he is a senior lecturer in finance at Stockholm Business School and an affiliated researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. Jens also serves as an economic expert in the Patent and Market Court and the Stockholm Administrative Court of Appeal.

Leading Research Environment

IFN at the top


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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, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2017. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 15, 2016, in Stockholm.

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