Current projects

Municipal Institutions

Municipalities play a central role in Sweden, both within the welfare state and when it comes to the development of local enterprise. In this project we analyze municipal institutions with tools both from political science and economics. Examples of questions we examine: What can municipalities do to improve local development? To what extent is there a problem with local corruption in Sweden, and how can it be counteracted? How can the increased number of municipal enterprises be explained, and what are the pros and cons of this organizational form?



Project director: Andreas Bergh

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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