Research faculty

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren


Among the questions that Gabriel Heller Sahlgren tries to answer with his research:

  • What is needed to make education markets work?
  • How do actors within the education system react to financial incentives?
  • Differences between for-profit and non-profit schools.



New research

The Fatal Conceit: Swedish Education after Nazism Gabriel Heller Sahlgren and Johan Wennström

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren


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Gabriel Heller Sahlgren defended his Ph.D. dissertation Causal Inference in Social Policy: Evidence from Education, Health, and Immigration at London School of Economics in September 2019. Gabriel and holds a B.A. from University of Cambridge. He also works as Research Director at the Centre for Market Reform of Education in London.

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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