Affiliated researchers

Sebastian Escobar


Some questions that Sebastian Escobar tries to answer in his research: 

  • What determines wealth inequality in Sweden?
  • How do people respond to the receipt of inheritances?
  • What determines the size of inheritances?
  • What are the consequences of inheritance taxation? 






Sebastian Escobar




Sebastian Escobar defended his doctoral thesis in economics at Uppsala University in 2017. universitet. He has been a postdoctoral researcher in Uppsala and is, since 2018, an assistant professor at the Ludwig Maximilians universität in Munich.

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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