Affiliated researchers

Johan Egebark



Brains or Beauty? Causal Evidence on the Returns to Education and Attractiveness in the Online Dating Market. forthcoming Journal of Public Economics. 
(with Mathias Ekström, Erik Plug, och Mirjam van Praag).

Payroll Taxes and Youth Labor DemandLabour Economics, 55, 2018. 
(med Niklas Kaunitz)
Media: DN, SvD, SR, SVT, GP, TT, Dagens Samhälle

Liking What Others “Like”: Using Facebook to Identify Determinants of ConformityExperimental Economics, 21, 2018.
(with Mathias Ekström) 

Can Indifference Make the World Greener? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 76, 2016. 
(with Mathias Ekström)


Working papers

Labor Market Integration of Low-Educated Refugees: RCT Evidence from an Ambitious Integration Program in Sweden. WP Series 1372, IFN, 2020.
(with Matz Dahlberg, Ulrika Vikman och Gülay Özcan).

Does Job Search Assistance Reduce Unemployment? Experimental Evidence on Displacement Effects and Mechanisms. WP Series 1307, IFN, 2019. 
(with Maria Cheung, Anders Forslund, Lisa Laun, Magnus Rödin och Johan Vikström).

Payroll Taxes and Firm Performance. WP Series 1175, IFN, 2017.
(with Niklas Kauntiz)

Effects of Taxes on Youth Self-Employment and Income. WP Series 1117, IFN, 2015.


Popular writing, in Swedish

Automatisering, polarisering och massarbetslöshet - vad säger forskningen? Arbetsförmedlingen, 2018.
(with Hanna Thunström)

Kan passiva människor göra världen grönare? Ekonomisk Debatt, 42(3), 63-71, 2014.
(with Mathias Ekström)

Sänkta arbetsgivaravgifter för unga. IFAU-rapport 2013:26, 2013.
(with Niklas Kaunitz)


Johan Egebark



Research interests: applied micro, labor economics, behavioral economics.

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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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