Roger Svensson


Articles in Refereed Journals (Economics and Economic History)

Renovatio Monetae: When Gesell Taxes Worked (with Andreas Westermark), International Economic Review, accepted for publication, 2019.

The Search for Seignorage: Periodic Re-Coinage in Medieval Sweden, Scandinavian Economic History Review, Vol. 65(2), pp. 189–205, 2017.

Periodic Re-Coinage as a Monetary Tax: Conditions for the Rise and Fall of the Bracteate Economy, The Economic History Review, Vol. 69(4), pp. 1108–31, 2016.

Creative Destruction and Productive Preemptive Acquisitions (with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson), Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 31(3), pp. 326–43, 2016.

Micro Evidence on International Patenting (with Per Botolf Maurseth), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 23(4). pp. 398–422, 2014.

Publicly-Funded R&D-Programs and Survival of Patents, Applied Economics, Vol. 54(1012), pp. 134358, 2013.

Commercialization, Renewal and Quality of Patents, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 21(12), pp. 175201, 2012.

The Inventor's Role: Was Schumpeter Right? (with Pontus Braunerhjelm), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 20(3), pp. 41344, 2010.

Innovation Performance and Government Financing, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 21(1), pp. 95116, 2008.

Commercialization of Patents and External Financing during the R&D-Phase, Research Policy, Vol. 36(7), pp. 105269, 2007.

Knowledge Transfer to Emerging Markets via Consulting Projects, Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 32(5), pp. 545–59, 2007.

Visits to the Client when Competing for New Consulting Contracts, Sourcing Information or Influencing the Client?, Applied Economics, Vol. 35(14), pp. 1531–41, 2003.

R&D and Foreign Sales in Swedish Multinationals: A Simultaneous Relationship? (with Gunnar Fors), Research Policy, Vol. 31(1), pp. 95–107, 2002.

Success Determinants when Tendering for International Consulting Projects, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 8(1), pp. 101–22, 2001.

Three Empirical Models for the Entry Mode Choice in Foreign Direct Investment, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 5(4), pp. 201–4, 1998.

Effects of Overseas Production on Home Country Exports: Evidence Based on Swedish Multinationals, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 132(2), pp. 304–29, 1996.

Host Country Characteristics and Agglomeration in Foreign Direct Investment, (with Pontus Braunerhjelm), Applied Economics, Vol. 28(7), pp. 833–40, 1996.

Entry Modes for Foreign Direct Investment Determined by the Composition of Firm-Specific Skills, (with Thomas Andersson), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 96(4), pp. 551–60, 1994.

Articles in Refereed Journals (Numismatics)

Coinage Policies in Medieval Sweden, Polish Numismatic News, Vol. 59(1–2), pp. 129–87, 2015.

Academic Dissertations and Books

Renovatio Monetae: Bracteates and Coinage Policies in Medieval Europe. London: Spink & Son, 2013.

Renovatio Monetae: Brakteater och myntningspolitik i högmedeltidens Europa, Stockholm: The Swedish Numismatic Society, 2012.

Success Strategies and Knowledge Transfer in Cross-Border Consulting Operations, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

Foreign Activities of Swedish Multinational Corporations, Doctoral thesis, Uppsala: Uppsala University, 1996.

Multinational Restructuring, Internationalization and Small Economies: The Swedish Case, (with Thomas Andersson and Torbjörn Fredriksson), London: Routledge, 1996.

Production in Foreign Affiliates: Effects on Home Country Exports and Modes of Entry, Licentiate thesis, Gothenburg: Gothenburg University, 1993.

Academic book chapters

Threats against Innovation-Based Growth in the EU, pp. 139–62, in Antonia Bakardijeva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski, Niklas Nilsson and Lars Oxelheim (eds.), The European Union: Facing the Challenge of Multiple Security Threats. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, Ma: Edward Elgar, 2018.

Hoten mot innovationsledd tillväxt i EU, pp. 171–98 in Antonia Bakardijeva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski and Lars Oxelheim (eds.), EU och de nya säkerhetshoten. Europaperspektiv 2016. Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2016.

Outsourcing och offshoring av producenttjänster, pp. 93–117 in Henrik Jordahl (ed.), Den svenska tjänstesektorn, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012.

New Start-Up Firms among Swedish Patent Holders, pp. 1132 in Carin Holmquist and Johan Wiklund (eds.), Entrepreneurship and the Creation of Small Firms, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Ma: Edward Elgar, 2010.

Agglomeration in the Geographical Location of Swedish MNFs (with Pontus Braunerhjelm), pp. 99115 in Pontus Braunerhjelm and Karolina Ekholm (eds.): The Geography of Multinational Firms, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

The Choice of Entry Mode in Foreign Direct Investment: Market Structure and Development Level, pp. 15770 in Pontus Braunerhjelm and Karolina Ekholm (eds.): The Geography of Multinational Firms, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Working papers and major debate articles

Konkurrens ger både ökad dynamik och autonomi för universiteten och forskarna – slutreplik till Fredrik Andersson, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 47, No. 5, 56–58, 2019.

En instabil STRUT utan bas, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 18–27, 2019.

Allocation of R&D Grants in the Business Sector (with Martin Falk), IFN Working paper No. 1231, 2018.

En flodvåg av offentligt venture capital, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 52–57, 2018.

Aktiemarknadens betydelse för näringslivet och samhällsekonomin (with Nikita Koptyug, Lars Persson and Joacim Tåg), Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 6–17, 2017.

Verifying High Quality: Entry for Sale (with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson), IFN Working paper No. 1186, 2017.

Renovatio Monetae: Gesell Taxes in Practice (with Andreas Westermark), IFN Working paper No 1083, 2015.

Measuring Innovation Using Patent Data, IFN Working paper No. 1067, 2015.

Behovet av reformerade immateriella rättigheter, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 23–35, 2012.

Statligt venture kapital i stort behov av omstrukturering, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 39, No 7, pp. 14–27, 2011.

Producenttjänster och outsourcing, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 38, No 6, pp. 4356, 2010.

Effekter av utlandsflytt av producenttjänster, Ekonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift, No 2, pp. 10714, 2010.

Creative Destruction and Productive Preemption (with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson), IFN Working paper No. 799, 2009.

Konsekvenser av konkurrensutsatt statlig finansiering av universitet och högskolor, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 37, No 2, pp. 2836, 2009.

The Performance of Licensed and Acquired Patents with Different Payment Terms: Evidence from Patent Renewal Data, Stockholm: IFN, 2007.

Är staten en lämplig aktör på riskkapitalmarknaden?, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 3040, 2006.

Kommersialisering av patent i medicin- och hygiensektorn, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 35–43, 2003.

Commercialization of Swedish Patents – A Pilot Study in the Medical and Hygiene Sector, IUI Working paper No. 583, Stockholm: IUI, 2002.

Ska man börsnotera konsultbolag?Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 201–7, 2001.

Illojal konkurrens från staten på marknaden för konsulttjänster, Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 28, No. 8, 2000, pp. 759–67.

"Hur bra är världens bästa pensionssystem?" (with Stefan Fölster and Per Thulin), Forskningsrapport S37, Stockholm: HUI, 1999.

"Förändrade utlandsinvesteringar under 1980-talet", (with Thomas Andersson and Torbjörn Fredriksson), Ekonomisk Debatt, Vol. 22, No 3, pp. 261–73, 1994.

"Domestic and Foreign Investment by Swedish Multinationals", IUI Working paper No. 391, Stockholm: IUI, 1993.

Reports and investigations

Hur bör statens FoU-budget allokeras?, Stockholm: Svenskt Näringsliv, 2019.

Immateriella tillgångar, innovationer och ekonomisk tillväxt/välstånd på makronivå (with Simon Ek), pp. 53–119 in Vinnova Rapport VR 2017:03, Stockholm: Vinnova, 2017.

Svensk kapitalförsörjning: Mot ett effektivare innovations- & företagsstöd?, Stockholm: Entreprenörskapsforum, 2017.

Statlig finansiering till småföretag?, Timbro, 2014.

Effektivt stöd för FoU, innovationer och företagande, Fores, 2014.

Patentboxar som indirekt FoU-stöd, Entreprenörskapsforum, 2014.

Effekter av ökade offentliga satsningar på FoU, National Institute of Economic Research, 2013.

Immateriella rättigheter och ekonomiska incitament. En kortfattad översikt av kunskapsläget, IVA, 2012.

När är statligt stöd till innovativa företag och entreprenörer effektivt?, Stockholm: Svenskt Näringsliv, 2011.

Growth through Research and Development - What does the Research Literature Say?, Stockholm: Vinnova, 2008.

Tillväxt genom forskning - Vad säger forskningsliteraturen?, Stockholm: Svenskt Näringsliv, 2008.

Svenska tekniska konsulters tjänsteexport: Investeringsprojekt, teknologi och biståndsfinansiering, Stockholm: Sida, 1997.

Numismatic popular science articles

Hohlpenningar i centrala Tyskland, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 7, pp. 152–58, 2019.

Hohlpenningar - senmedeltidens skiljemynt, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 4, pp. 80–85, 2019.

Bestämning av omtvistade svenska brakteater med vetenskapliga metoder, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 5, pp. 108–11, 2018.

Datering och bestämning av brakteater - fyra olika metoder, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 2, pp. 32–38, 2018.

Myntningspolitik i det medeltida Sverige, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 8, pp. 176–79, 2017.

Brakteater som tidsbegränsade mynt, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 5, pp. 104–07, 2017.

Villkor, uppgång och fall för tidbegränsade mynt i medeltidens Europa, Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, No. 1, pp. 1–4, 2017.

Non-Academic publications

De samhällsekonomiska vinsterna av ett fonderat pensionssytem, (with Stefan Fölster), Stockholm: Skandia, 1997.

Svenska företags projektverksamhet i utlandet, Stockholm: International Council of Swedish Industry, 1996.

Får Sverige behålla sina internationella storföretag?, (with Pontus Braunerhjelm), pp. 251-64 in Affärsutveckling inom industrin, Stockholm: Telia, 1994.

R&D in Swedish Multinational Corporations, (with Gunnar Fors), Stockholm: NUTEK, 1994.

Sambandet mellan investeringar i EG och i Sverige, pp. 127-31, in Sveriges val, EG och direktinvesteringar (Thomas Andersson and Torbjörn Fredriksson, eds.), Stockholm: Allmäna Förlaget, 1993.

Book Reviews

Inge Ivarsson, "Integrated International Production. A Study of Foreign Transnational Corporations in Sweden" (Gothenburg: Gothenburg University, 1996), Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. 133, pp. 763-64, 1997.

Debate Articles

"Prioritera forskningsråden istället för basanslagen!", Debatt, Dagens Industri, April 12, 2019.

"Early Entry to Verify Quality Stimulates Breakthrough Innovations" (with Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson), VOX, CEPR Policy Portal, November, 2018.

"Dags att vidga vyerna inom den numismatiska forskningen", Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift, Nr 8, 2011.

"Sänkt skatt ger fler jobb" (with Henrik Jordahl), Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, September 11, 2009.

"Riksbankens farliga experiment", Brännpunkt, Svenska Dagbladet, p. 5, May 16, 2009.

"Räntechock väntar efter valet", Brännpunkt, Svenska Dagbladet, September 15, 2006.

"Statligt såddkapital ger för dåligt resultat", Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p. 3, March 25, 2006.

"Mickos har missförstått studien", Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p. 3, September 8, 2004.

"Statligt såddkapital ger färre plantor", Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p. 5, Juni 21, 2004.

"Dags att privatisera statliga konsultbolag", Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p. 4, April 20, 2001.

"Därför förlorar Sverige miljarder på biståndsmarknaden", Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p. 4, March 23, 2001.

Statlig illojal konkurrens försvårar bistånd, Brännpunkt, Svenska Dagbladet, p.15, August 9, 2000.

IT-konsulter på börsen rent bondfångeri?, Debatt & Dialog, Dagens Industri, p.4, March 14, 2000.



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