Research faculty

Martin Olsson


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

  • How important are economic incentives and gender identity for the division of family chores
  • What are the labor market effects from privatizations?
  • The importance of part time job for division of family chores?

New research

Are Foreign Private Equity Buyouts Bad for Workers? Martin Olsson and Joacim Tåg


Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2018) “Are Foreign Private Equity Buyouts Bad for Workers?", Economic Letters, forthcoming.

Olsson, M. and Tåg, J. (2017) “Private Equity, Layoffs, and Job Polarization", Journal of Labor Economics, vol 33, 3, 697-754.

Olsson, M. (2017) "Direct and Cross Effects of Employment Protection - The Case of Parental Childcare", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol 119, 4, 1105-1129.

Olsson, M., and Skogman Thoursie, P. (2015) "Sickness Insurance and Spousal Labour Supply", Labour Economics, 33, 41-54.

Olsson, M. (2009) “Employment Protection and Sickness Absence”, Labour Economics, 2, 208-214.


Other Publications

Bjuggren, C-M., M. Olsson and  P. Skedinger (2018) "Turordningregler - lagstiftning med konsekvenser eller spel för gallerierna?", Ekonomisk Debatt, 3.

Olsson, M. och J. Tåg (2017) "Påverkar riskkapitalinvesteringar anställda och samhällsekonomin?", Ekonomisk Debatt, 8.

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

Olsson, M. (2007) ”Ökar anställningsskyddet sjukfrånvaron?”, Ekonomisk Debatt, 2, 31-41


Working Papers

Olsson, M. and J. Tåg (2018) "What is the Cost of Privatizations for Workers?", IFN Working Paper nr. 1201.

Norbäck, P-J., M. Olsson and L. Persson (2016) "Talent Development and Labour Market Integration: The Case of EU Football", IFN Working Paper nr. 1126.¨


Work in Progress

Economic Incentives and Gender Identity (with Barbara Petrongolo, Andrea Ichino and Peter Skogman Thoursie)

Privatizations and Labor Market Effects (with Joacim Tåg)

Full Time Employment and Division of Family Chores (with Niklas Blomqvist and Peter Skogman Thoursie)

Martin Olsson


Ph : +46 8 665 4500
Mob : +46 70 445 1296


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 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.

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018. 

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