Affiliated researchers

Johannes Haushofer

Assistant Professor

Some questions that Johannes Haushofer tries to answer in his research:

  • What is the effect of mental health on economic outcomes and vice-versa?
  • What are the direct and general equilibrium effects of unconditional cash transfers?
  • Can simple psychological interventions improve health and economic outcomes?


New research

The Comparative Impact of Cash Transfers and a Psychotherapy Program on Psychological and Economic Well-being Johannes Haushofer, Robert Mudida and Jeremy Shapiro

Johannes Haushofer




Johannes Haushofer is affiliated with IFN from August 2020. He received a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zürich in 2012. Thereafter he was a Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard University and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT. Since 2014 he has been an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. He will soon move to the Department of Economics at Stockholm University. 



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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