IFN is a private non-profit research institution founded in 1939. The institute is devoted to independent, non-partisan, high-quality academic research in economics. In addition, IFN provides high quality analysis and policy recommendations for public and private decision-makers on current and emerging policy issues of relevance for the business sector.

Research is conducted within five broad program areas: globalization and corporate restructuring, competition and trade in services, the economics of entrepreneurship, the economics of electricity markets, and economics of institutions and culture. With few exceptions the research staff of roughly 25 full-time scholars hold a doctorate in economics. For more information, see www.ifn.se/eng.