Research Projects

The Importance of ICT and R&D for Swedish Business Sector Growth

Project manager: Harald Edquist and Magnus Henrekson

The growth in the Swedish business sector was among the highest in the OECD between 1995 and 2010. The purpose of this project is to study the extent to which the rapid growth rate can be explained by investment in information and communications technology (ICT) and by investment in research and development (R&D).

Delegation of Information Gathering and Investment Decisions

Project manager: Assar Lindbeck

This project examines how contracts should be designed when an investor, a "principal", delegates the collection and assessment of information relevant to investment decisions to a specialist, an "agent".

Debt and Mental Health – In Good Times and in Bad

Project manager: Therese Nilsson

This research project analyzes the relationship between debt and mental health. The project aims at identifying whether the relationship between debt and mental health on the individual level is causal and how the debt-mental health relationship varies in good times and in bad.

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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