Magnus Henrekson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor and President, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden

Research interest

Entrepreneurship, economic growth, public choice, structural change, new institutional economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Chairman of the Scientific Evaluation Committee for the Social Sciences, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, 2009–2010

Past positions

Jacob Wallenberg Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, 2000–2009


PhD Economics, University of Gothenburg, 1990

Selected publications

  • ”Growth effects of European economic integration.” European Economic Review 41:8 (1997) (with J. Torstensson and R. Torstensson).

  • ”Growth effects of government expenditure and taxation in rich countries.” European Economic Review 45:8 (2001) (with S. Fölster).

  • “The effects on sick leave of changes in the sickness insurance system.” Journal of Labor Economics 20:1 (2004) (with M. Persson).

  • “Bottom-up vs. top-down policies towards the commercialization of university intellectual property.” Research Policy 32:4 (2003) (with B. Goldfarb).

  • “Tax effects on work activity, industry mix and shadow economy size: Evidence from rich-country comparisons.” In: Goméz-Salvador, R., A. Lamo, B. Petrongolo, M. Ward, and E. Wasmer (eds). Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe. Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 2005 (with S. J. Davis).