Graduate students and Research assistants

Niklas Wykman

Ph.D. student

Some of the questions Niklas tries to answer in his research:

  • How have the economic conditions for entrepreneurship developed over time?
  • How to measure the effective tax rates in complex tax systems?
  • How does the tax system impact the development and composition of industrial activity?

New research

The Taxation of Industrial Foundations in Sweden (1862–2018) Dan Johansson, Mikael Stenkula and Niklas Wykman

Niklas Wykman


Ph : +46 70 538 2956


Niklas Wykman has a M.Sc. in economics from Örebro University and has also studied economics and mathematics at Stockholm University. Since 2013 he is a Ph.D. student in economics at Örebro University and since 2014 he is a member of the Swedish Parliament. Niklas Wykman was previously special advisor on tax issues to the former Minister for Finance, Anders Borg.

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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