Lars Persson

Organized acedemic events

"Entrepreneurship, Firm Growth and Ownership Change"; IFN Stockholm Conference 2011 (with Joacim Tåg). Stockholm/Vaxholm, June 9–10, 2011. 

"Innovation, Ownership and Competition Policy", IFN Stockholm Conference 2010; (with Joacim Tåg). Stockholm/Vaxholm, June 3–4, 2010.

"Ownership, Organization and Industrial Development", IFN Stockholm Conference 2009 (with Magnus Henrekson and Joacim Tåg). Stockholm/Vaxholm, September 10–11, 2009.

"Firms in the Innovation Process: The Effects of Ownership, Legislation and Taxation"; IFN Stockholm Conference 2007 (with Magnus Henrekson). Stockholm/Vaxholm, September 10–11, 2007.

"Globalization and Corporate Restructuring"; IFN Stockholm Conference 2006 (with Katariina Hakkala). Stockholm/Vaxholm, September 10–11, 2006.

"Innovation, Ownership and Competition" (with Mattias Ganslandt and Yves Zenou). A CEPR/IUI Workshop, Stockholm, June 7–8, 2005.

"Networks: Theory and Applications" (with Yvez Zenou). An IUI Workshop, Stockholm, June 10-12, 2004.

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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