Affiliated researchers

Kaveh Majlesi

Assistant Professor

Some questions that Kaveh Majlesi tries to answer in his research:

  • What are the determinants and consequences of portfolio choice?
  • How do individuals/households/firms react to labor market shocks?
  • Why does wealth inequality persist across generations?

New research

Stock Market Returns and Consumption Marco Di Maggio, Amir Kermani and Kaveh Majlesi

Kaveh Majlesi


Ph : +46 (0)46 222 9074


Kaveh Majlesi did his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University in Tehran and moved to the Unites States in 2004 to do a Master's degree is Public Administration/International Development at Harvard University. He started at Lund University in August 2012, after getting his PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and moving to Sweden.

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, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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