Book reviews

Edmund Phelps, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013). Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2014.

Joshua Lerner, The Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed – and What to Do About It (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009). Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2010.

Richard E. Wagner, To Promote the General Welfare. Market Processes vs. Political Transfers, (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1989). Kyklos, Vol. 43, No. 3, 1990.

Paul J. Albanese, ed., Psychological Foundations of Economic Behavior, (New York: Praeger, 1988). Kyklos, Vol. 42, No. 3, 1989.

Paul Erdmans Investeringsguide, (Stockholm: Forum, 1985). Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1986.

Anders Kvist, Lars Nyberg and Pehr Wissén, Penningmarknaden, (Stockholm: SNS Förlag, 1985). Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1986.

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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