Research faculty

Lovisa Persson


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

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

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

  • What are the effects and conditions of new welfare techonologies?


New research

The Impact of Attending an Independent Upper Secondary School: Evidence from Sweden Using School Ranking Data Karin Edmark and Lovisa Persson


Research projects

Persson, L. 2017. "Partying with the Left: the Effect of Coalition Partner" 

Edmark, K. and L. Persson. "Estimating the Effects of Attending an Independent Upper Secondary School Using RD and Matching"

Edmark, K and L. Persson. "Choice and Competition in the Swedish Preschool Sector: Impact on Employees and Segregation." Funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Moberg, L and L. Persson. "Digitalization and control in public services". Funded by Forte.



Elinder, M. and L. Persson. 2017. "House Price Responses to a National Property Tax Reform." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 144: 18-39.

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


Working Papers

Jordahl, H. and L. Persson. 2018. "Exploring Digital Time Measurement in the Public Sector: Labor Productivity and Service Quality in Home Care" IFN Working Paper No. 1212.

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


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

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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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