Unpublished work

“Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Quality of Inequality” (with Christopher Boudreaux, Niklas Elert and David S. Lucas). Draft, December 2019.

“Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship: Coveted by Policymakers but Impervious to Top-Down Policymaking” (with Tino Sanandaji). June 2019. 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.

”Productive and Destructive Entrepreneurship in a Political Economy Framework” (with Robin Douhan). IFN Working Paper No. 761, September 2008.

"Kritisk kommentar till Staffan Jacobssons uppsats 'Universities and Industrial Transformation'" (with Thomas Andersson). Unpublished manuscript. January 2003.

"Demand Driven vs. Supply Driven Innovations: US and Swedish Experiences in Academic Entrepreneurship" (with Brent Goldfarb and Nathan Rosenberg). SSE/EFI Working Paper No. 436, February 2001.

"The Swedish Growth Controversy: Comment on Dowrick". Unpublished manuscript, May 2000.

"The Crisis of the Swedish Welfare State" (with Lars Hultkrantz, Ingemar Ståhl, Lars Söderström and Hans Tson Söderström). SNS Occasional Paper No. 55, 1994.

"Disinflation, Integration and Growth. The Swedish Economy 1992 and Beyond" (with Ulf Jakobsson, Mats Persson and Hans Tson Söderström). SNS Occasional Paper No. 37, 1992.

"Gradual Price Adjustment and Economic Policy". Mimeo. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1984.

"Devaluations and the Small Open Economy". Masters' Thesis. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1983.

"External Debt and the Balance on Current Account: The Case of Sweden". Thesis for Degree in International Economics and Business. Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1981.

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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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