Research faculty

Erik Lundin


Research interests: Applied microeconomics, especially industrial organization and the economics of electricity markets

Among the questions that Erik Lundin tries to answer with his reserach:

  • How do firms exercise market power in electricity markets?
  • How do firms engage in rent seeking in network industries?
  • What is the role of Government in the transition towards a green electricity market?

New research

Price Mimicking under Cost-of-Service Regulation: The Swedish Water Sector Erik Lundin

Erik Lundin's main fields of interest is empirical industrial organization, especially energy economics and electricity restructuring. His current research focuses on (i) market power in electricity markets, (ii) regulation of network industries, and (iii) the transition towards a green electricity market.


Empirical Essays on Strategic Behavior in the Electricity and Water Sectors, Academic dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm School of Economics, June 2016

Working papers

Market Power and Joint Ownership: Evidence from Nuclear Plants in Sweden (Job Market Paper), IFN WP 1113, April 2016

Effects of Privatization on Price and Labor Efficiency: The Swedish Electricity Distribution Sector, IFN WP 1139, November 2016

Strategic Interaction vs. Regulatory Compliance among Regulated Utilities: The Swedish Water Sector, IFN WP 998, December 2013

Newspaper articles

Vad händer om kärnkraften läggs ner? (with Thomas Tangerås),, March 18, 2016

Vi kan stänga två kärnkraftsreaktorer (with Thomas Tangerås), Expressen Debatt, July 15, 2014 


Erik Lundin


Mob: +46 70 752 5847


Erik Lundin holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stockholm School of Economics. The title of his dissertation is "Empirical Essays on Strategic Behavior in the Electricity and Water Sectors". He is one of the researchers within the research program The Economics of Electricity Markets. 


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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, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2017. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 15, 2016, in Stockholm.

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