Edited books and journals

IFN 1939–2019 – 80 år av ekonomisk forskning. Stockholm: Ekerlids Förlag, 2019.

"Financial and Institutional Reforms for an Entrepreneurial Society" (with Claire Economidou, Luca Grilli and Mark Sanders). A Special Issue of Small Business Economics, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2018. 

Kunskapssynen och pedagogiken – varför skolan slutade leverera och hur det kan åtgärdas (med Inger Enkvist, Martin Ingvar och Ingrid Wållgren). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2017.

Swedish Taxation: Developments since 1862 (with Mikael Stenkula). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 

IFN 1939–2014 – 75 år av ekonomisk forskning (with Göran Albinsson Bruhner). Stockholm: Ekerlids Förlag, 2014.

Institutet för Näringslivsforskning – Publikationer 19392013 (with Johanna Chamberlain). Stockholm: Ekerlids Förlag, 2014. 

"Entrepreneurship, Industrial Development and Growth: Introduction to a Special Issue” (with Pontus Braunerhjelm). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013.

Institutional Entrepreneurship. The International Library of Entrepreneurship Series (with Tino Sanandaji). Northampton, MA, and Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012.

IUI/IFN Publikationer 1939–2011 (with Johanna Chamberlain). Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics, 2012.

IFN/IUI 1939–2009. Sju decennier av forskning om ett näringsliv i utveckling. Stockholm: Ekerlids Förlag. 2009.

The Political Economy of Entrepreneurship Vol. I and II. The International Library of Entrepreneurship Series (with Robin Douhan). Northampton, MA, and Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Entrepreneurship in Business and Research. Essays in Honour of Håkan Lindgren (with Mats Larsson and Hans Sjögren). Stockholm: Probus Förlag and Institute for Research in Economic History, 2001.

Ekonomisk Debatt (with Bo Sandelin), Vol. 19 and 20, 1991–92.

Explaining the Growth of Government (with Johan A. Lybeck). Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1988.

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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