Research faculty

Lovisa Persson


Research interests: Public economics, political economics, competition and quality in elderly care,

Some of the questions Lovisa Persson tries to answer in her research:

  • What are the consequences of public sector privatization on service content and quality?

  • What determines productivity in home care services for the elderly?

  • What political and institutional factors explain local government economic and financial outcomes?


New research

House Price Responses to a National Property Tax Reform Mikael Elinder and Lovisa Persson



Elinder, M. and L. Persson. "House Price Responses to a National Property Tax Reform." Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Persson, L. 2016. "Government Consumption Smoothing in a Balanced Budget Regime." International Tax and Public Finance 23(2): 289-315.


Working Papers

Aggeborn, L. and L. Persson. 2017. "Public Finance and Right-Wing Populism." IFN Working Paper No. 1182.

Elinder, M. and L. Persson. 2014. "Property Taxation, Bounded Rationality and House Prices." IFN Working Paper No 1029. 

Lovisa Persson


Ph: +46 8 665 4536


Lovisa Persson defended her thesis on the effects of politics and fiscal institutions on local public finances at Uppsala University in the autumn of 2015. At IFN she primarily works within the research program The Economics of the Service Sector, with special focus on public and private providers of publicly financed services.

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, 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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