Research projects

Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society (FIRES)

Project manager: Magnus Henrekson

logo_fires1.pngFIRES is a European multidisciplinary research project aiming at developing a reform strategy for increased entrepreneurship in order to create an including and sustainable growth in Europe. IFN is one of nine European research institutes involved in this research project.

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2015-09-07 Kick-off for EU project on entrepreneurship

2016-03-23 New study: One-size doesn't fit all EU countries

2017-05-23 Presentation of the study "Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entreprenership: An Agenda for Europe".

2017-11-18 Seminar in Brussels


Dilli, Selin and Niklas Elert (2016), "The Diversity of Entrepreneurial Regimes in Europe", IFN Working Paper No. 1118. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

Elert, Niklas, Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula (2017),  Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – An Agenda for Europé, Springer International Publishing. 111 pp.

Elert, Niklas, Magnus Henrekson och Mikael Stenkula (2017), "Institutionella reformer för ett mer innovativt och entreprenöriellt Europa", Ekonomisk Debatt 45(5), 33–44.

Henrekson, Magnus and Tino Sanandaji (2017), "Stock Option Taxation: A Missing Piece in European Innovation Policy?”, FIRES Working Paper.

Stam, Erik and Mikael Stenkula (2017), “Intrapreneurship in Sweden: an international perspective”, FIRES Working Paper

Dilli, Selin, Magnus Henrekson, Gerarda Westerhuis (2017),”The institutional evolution of labour market institutions in Europe and entrepreneurship”, FIRES Working Paper.

Elert, Niklas, Magnus Henrekson, and Mikael Stenkula (2017), "An institutional framework for innovation and entrepreneurship", FIRES Working Paper.

Henrekson, Magnus and Tino Sanandaji (2016), "Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship in Europe Compared to Other Industrialized Regions", FIRES Working Paper.

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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