Research faculty

Thor Berger


Some of the questions Thor Berger tries to answer in his research:

  • How does technological change affect growth, inequality and the labor market?
  • Does the rate of intergenerational mobility change over time, and what determines differences in mobility across and within countries?
  • What determines the long-run rate of innovation globally, nationally and locally?

New research

Making a Market: Infrastructure, Integration and the Rise of Innovation David Andersson, Thor Berger and Erik Prawitz

Thor Berger


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Thor Berger defended his dissertation Engines of Growth: Essays in Swedish Economic History at Lund University in 2017, which was awarded the Gino Luzzatto prize and the dissertation prize from the Swedish Economic History Society. He has recently been a visiting researcher at the IIES, Stockholm University, and the Oxford Martin and Nuffield College, both at the University of Oxford.

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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