Research faculty

Fredrik Sjöholm

Professor, CEO

Some of the questions that Fredrik Sjöholm tries to answer with his research:

  •     How does globalization affect economic growth and development?
  •     How does globalization affect employment and wages?
  •     Will Asia come to dominate the world economy in the future?

New research

Timor-Leste: The Economy Mats Lundahl and Fredrik Sjöholm

Fredrik Sjöholm has launched a series of research projects with a focus on how Sweden and the Swedish industry is affected by increased international trade and capital flows. The main area of his research is on the economic impacts of globalization, including a broad range of aspects of international trade and investments.

A common factor in much of this work is a focus on the role of multinational companies, and on home and host country effects of foreign direct investments. Economic development in East Asia is also something Fredrik Sjöholm has worked extensively on since the mid-1990s. He is currently engaged in a project on the labor market effects of globalization, and in a project on the economic development in East Asia.

Fredrik Sjöholm


Ph : +46 (8) 665 4502


Fredrik Sjöholm is a Professor and CEO at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN). Before joining IFN, he had academic positions at Lund University, Stockholm School of Economics, National University of Singapore, and Örebro University. He was also heading the research program “Globalization and Corporate Restructuring” at IFN between 2006 and 2011.


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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