1970–1999

The multinational operations of Swedish firms

 

International investment and the operations of multinational companies are phenomena which - because of their growing importance in the world economy - have attracted considerable interest in the last decade or so. This book gives careful theoretical and empirical treatment of same of the issues that lie at the heart of the public policy debate and that have been central themes in the economic literature. The focus is on 1) what determines international production by national firms, and 2) what the effect is on home country trade and employment of allowing foreign production.

The empirical analysis uses unique census data on Swedish manufacturing firms and their foreign affiliates. This makes it the first study in which hypotheses regarding the determinants of international production have been tested on data for the outward investment of a country other than the U.S. Since hypotheses have been developed mainly on the basis of the U.S. experience, comparative study should be an important step toward finding a "general" theory of foreign investment.
 

An Agenda for Europe

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The authors of this book, Niklas Elert, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, advise the economies of the European Union to become more entrepreneurial in promoting innovation and economic growth. The authors propose a reform strategy with respect to several aspects to achieve this goal.

Events

Seminars organized by IFN

 

To present ongoing research informal brown-bag seminars are held on Mondays at 11:30 am. This is an opportunity for IFN researchers to test ideas and results.

Academically oriented seminars are most of the time held on Wednesdays at 10 am. At these events researchers from IFN and other institutions present their research.

In addition, IFN organizes seminars open to the public. Topics for these are derived from the IFN research.

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