Research faculty

Dagmar Müller


Some of the questions Dagmar tries to answer in her research: 

  • How does the reliance on social connections affect high school graduates’ school-to-work transition and career trajectories?
  • What is the relative importance of different types of social networks for labor market outcomes and matching?
  • How does the Corona crisis affect study choices?
  • How do family firms differ from other types of firms?

Dagmar's main research field is empirical labor economics with a special interest in employer-employee matching and youth labor market entry.


New research

Lost Opportunities: Work during High School, Establishment Closures and the Impact on Career Dagmar Müller

Dagmar Müller



Dagmar Müller obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in June 2020 from Uppsala University for her dissertation Social Networks and the School-to-Work Transition. Previously, Dagmar has been working as a researcher and Ph.D. student at IFAU and has been a visiting Ph.D. student at Northwestern University. She is also affiliated with IZA and UCLS. 

Leading Research Environment

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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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