Research faculty

Martin Olsson


Among the questions that Martin Olsson tries to answer with his research:

  • How important are economic incentives and gender identity norms for the division of family chores?
  • What are the labor market effects of different firm ownership?

New research

Talent Development and Labour Market Integration in European Football Pehr-Johan Norbäck, Martin Olsson and Lars Persson


Norbäck, P.-J., Olsson, M. och Persson, L. (2020) "Talent Development and Labour Market Integration in European Football", The World Economy, Forthcoming.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2018) “Are Foreign Private Equity Buyouts Bad for Workers?", Economic Letters, Vol. 172, November, 1–4.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2017) “Private Equity, Layoffs, and Job Polarization", Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 33, No. 3, 697754.

Olsson, M. (2017) "Direct and Cross Effects of Employment Protection - The Case of Parental Childcare", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 119, No. 4, 11051129.

Olsson, M., and Skogman Thoursie, P. (2015) "Sickness Insurance and Spousal Labour Supply", Labour Economics, Vol. 33, 4154.

Olsson, M. (2009) “Employment Protection and Sickness Absence”, Labour Economics, Vol. 2, 208214.


Other Publications

Bjuggren, C.-M., Olsson, M. and  Skedinger, P. (2018) "Turordningregler - lagstiftning med konsekvenser eller spel för gallerierna?", Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 46, No. 3, 516.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2017) "Påverkar riskkapitalinvesteringar anställda och samhällsekonomin?", Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 45, No. 8, 2636.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2015) "Private Equity: Transformation or Tax Evasion", IFN Newsletter, January.

Olsson, M. (2007) ”Ökar anställningsskyddet sjukfrånvaron?”, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 35, No. 2, 3141.


Working Papers

Ichino, A., Olsson, M., Petrongolo, B. and Skogman Thoursie, P. (2019) "Economic Incentives, Home Production and Gender Identity Norms", IFN Working Paper, No. 1283.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2018) "What is the Cost of Privatizations for Workers?", IFN Working Paper, No. 1201.


Work in Progress

Privatizations and Labor Market Effects

Digitalization and Labor Market Effects

Martin Olsson


Ph : +46 8 665 4500


Martin Olsson received his Ph.D. from Stockholm University in 2012. The title of his thesis was Essays on Employment Protection, Private Equity and Spousal Behavior

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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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