Graduate students and Research assistants

Olle Hammar

Ph.D. student

Some of the questions Olle Hammar tries to answer in his research:

  • How has global earnings inequality developed since the 1970s?
  • What are the effects of culture on individual preferences for income redistribution?
  • In which social and institutional environments does microfinance work best?
  • How has the total income and wealth distribution in Sweden changed over the past 50 years?

New research

Global Earnings Inequality, 1970–2018 Olle Hammar and Daniel Waldenström

Olle Hammar


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Olle Hammar is a Ph.D. Student in Economics at Uppsala University and affiliated with IFN. He has an M.Sc. in Business and Economics, B.Sc. in Politics and Economics and B.Sc. in Development Studies from Lund University. He has also been a Visiting Ph.D. Student at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

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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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