New working papers

"Exporting a Bit Faster: The Long-Run Performance of Born Globals in Computing” (with Shon Ferguson). IFN Working Paper No. 1224, August 2018. Submitted.

"Avoiding the Housewife Stigma: Self-Employment as a Female Career Choice" (with Carl Magnus Bjuggren). IFN Working Paper No. 1200, February 2018. Submitted.

"Tax Policy and the Historic Decline and Resurgence of Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship” (with Tino Sanandaji). First draft, 2017.

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



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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