Affiliated researchers

Per Pettersson-Lidbom


Some questions Per Pettersson-Lidbom tries to answer in his research:

  • What is the role of political institutions in economic development?
  • What is the role of different types of land property rights system in economic development?
  • What factors explain Sweden’s economic development?


New research

The Role of the Weighted Voting System in Investments in Local Public Education: Evidence from a New Historical Database Erik Lindgren, Per Pettersson-Lidbom and Björn Tyrefors

Per Pettersson-Lidbom


Ph : +46 8 16 12 39


Per Pettersson-Lidbom is a Professor in Economics at Stockholm University. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University, in 2000 and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), during 2001–2002. His research is focused on political economics, public finance, and labor economics and it is empirically oriented. 

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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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