Research faculty

Paula Roth


Some of the questions Paula Roth tries to answer in her research:

  • How does increased economic inequality affect household consumption and debt?
  • What factors increase the risk of household over-indebtedness and insolvency?
  • What are the driving forces behind entrepreneurship and innovation?
  • How has the total income- and wealth distribution changed over the past 50 years?



New research

Inequality, Relative Deprivation and Financial Distress: Evidence from Swedish Register Data Paula Roth

Paula Roth



Paula Roth, postdoctoral fellow at IFN, defended in May 2020 her dissertation, Essays on Inequality, Insolveny and Innovation, at Department of Economics, Uppsala University. Paula's research focuses on economic inequality, household finances, income and wealth distribution, as well as innovations and entrepreneurship. 

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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