Affiliated researchers

Polina Ustyuzhanina

Ph.D. Student

Some of the questions Polina tries to answer with her research: 

  • Why are Swedish manufacturing firms pollute less?
  • Is Swedish environmental policy effective?
  • How does digitalization affect the environment?

Polina Ustyuzhanina




Polina Ustyuzhanina graduated from Örebro University with a master's degree in economics in 2018. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Economics at Örebro University and as a consultant in the Department of Trade and Agriculture at the OECD in Paris. Starting from August 2018, Polina is a doctoral student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her research interests are environmental economics and international trade as well as the effects of digitalization on the environment.

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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