Magnus Henrekson is a Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm, Sweden.
He resigned as IFN President in October 2020 after 15 years. Until 2009, he held the Jacob Wallenberg Research Chair in the Department of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1990 from Gothenburg University with his dissertation An Economic Analysis of Swedish Government Expenditure, he conducted several projects that aimed to explain cross-country growth differences. Since the turn of the new millennium, his primary research focus is entrepreneurship economics and the institutional determinants of the business climate. In addition to his academic qualifications, he has extensive experience as an advisor, board member and lecturer in many different contexts, both in the business sector and in the public sector.
Magnus Henrekson joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2021.