Affiliated researchers

Martin Fischer


Some questions that Martin Fischer tries to answer in his research:

  • Did the transformations of the Swedish school system increase social mobility?
  • Does higher education protect you from dementia?
  • What are the long-term effects of free access to maternity wards?            


New research

The Long-Term Effects of Long Terms – Compulsory Schooling Reforms in Sweden Martin Fischer, Martin Karlsson, Therese Nilsson and Nina Schwarz

Martin Fischer



Martin Fischer defended his dissertation in October 2018 at the Department of Economics and Health Economics, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Fischer is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, as well as affiliated researcher at  IFN. Fischer's main research interests include the long-term effects of education on health and labor market outcomes.

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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