Engineering Trade Specialization of Sweden and Other Industrial Countries: A Study of Trade Adjustment Mechanisms of Factor Proportions Theory


This is an empirical investigation of determinants of engineering trade specialization largely within a factor proportions theoretical framework. The factor proportions approach was the first that came to the' mind in the late 1960's when Ragnar Bentzel, my thesis adviser, and I discussed the changing composition and rapid growth of engineering products in Swedish exports. This approach was accepted by the Institute and its director at the time, Lars Nabseth, as a fruitful way to analyse the broad trends in the development of the engineering industry. It was felt that the study could be seen as a test of the factor proportions theory at this relatively disaggregated level and could serve as a basis for further more micro oriented analysis. 


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.


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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