New working papers

"Avoiding the Housewife Stigma: Self-Employment as a Female Career Choice" (with Carl Magnus Bjuggren). IFN Working Paper No. 1200.

"Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship in Europe Compared to Other Industrialized Regions" (with Tino Sanandaji). IFN Working Paper No. 1170.

"Stock Option Taxation: A Missing Piece in European Innovation Policy?" (with Tino Sanandaji). IFN Working Paper No. 1168. 

"Status Quo Institutions and the Benefits of Institutional Deviations" (with Niklas Elert). IFN Working Paper No. 1144. 

"The Social Background of Elite Executives: The Swedish Case" (with Odd Lyssarides). IFN Working Paper No. 1139, November 2016. Under review.



Leading Research Environment

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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, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018. He will receive the award at a ceremony on May 14, 2018, in Stockholm.

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