Research faculty

Joacim Tåg

Program Director, Associate Professor (Docent)

Among the questions that Joacim Tåg tries to answer with his research:

  • How are firms and workers affected by technological change?
  • Who becomes a corporate leader?
  • How does corporate governance and ownership affect workers?

New research

CEO Health and Corporate Governance Matti Keloharju, Samuli Knüpfer and Joacim Tåg

Joacim works on bringing Swedish registry data to the research frontier in labor and finance by studying firms and human capital. A central research question is how we can improve the competitiveness of firms and the economy at large through getting the right people to create, own, control, and work in the right firms. His research is detailed in over 30 publications and working papers and it has been featured in major national and international newspapers. It has over 1200 cites in Google Scholar and ranks top decile by all-time downloads worldwide in SSRN. You can follow him on Twitter.

For list of publications and CV, see


IFN Newsletter 

Private equity: transformation or tax evasion? (with Martin Olsson) IFN Newsletter 1-2015.

Joacim Tåg


Ph : +46 8 665 4524


Joacim is Program Director at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Associate Professor (Docent) at Lund University. He holds a Ph.D. from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and has been a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.

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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