Research faculty

Joacim Tåg

Ph.D., Program Director

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

  • How is talent allocated across firms in Sweden?
  • How does different corporate ownership forms affect society?
  • How can the government encourage innovation and entrepreneurship?

New research

Foreign Investors and Domestic Company Growth: Evidence from US Venture Capital Investments in Sweden Thomas Hellmann, Alexander Montag and Joacim Tåg

My research is focused on using Swedish registry data to analyze policy relevant topics in entrepreneurship, finance, and labor economics. A central theme is the economics of corporate ownership, i.e. how the real economy is affected by different corporate ownership forms. I thus study things like the decision to become a business owner, venture capital investments, listing/delisting decisions, private equity buyouts, and M&As. I have also done theoretical work on ownership changes and on how to regulate the media, telecommunications, and IT industry. My research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, European Economic Review, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

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 Tåg holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, and was an ALSA-Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University in 2006/2007. He is the Program Director for the research program Globalization and Corporate Restructuring.

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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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