Head of department/Professor
Telephone: +46 8 790 91 14
Visiting address: Lindstedtsvägen 30, Room 620
Professor Pontus Braunerhjelm, holds the economics chair in international business and entrepreneurship at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and is also managing director of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum since 2008. He earned his Ph D in economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1994, later complemented with a Ph. D. in Economics at Jönköping International Business School (1999). His has published extensively in journals (Economics Letters, Review of World Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Small Business Economics etc.) and also contributed to several internationally published books (e.g. Kluwer Academic Publishers, CEPR Monitoring European Integration report, and Oxford University Press).
Pontus Braunerhjelms research has over the last 15 years embraced several, but connected, research areas. The core of his publications is related to issues in industrial economics and industrial dynamics, but also entail contributions related to international economics and economic geography with emphasis on small businesses, entrepreneurship and internationalization.Previous positions held by Pontus Braunerhjelm include Deputy director at The Research Institute of Industrial Economics and at The Centre of Business and Policy Studies (SNS), both located in Stockholm. He has extensive contacts with decision-makers in political and business spheres at the national and EU-levels.
Entrepreneurship, regulation and dynamic markets
This project spans over four years and starts 2012. It deals with several aspects of regulation and its impact on entrepreneurship and market dynamism and is organized around five workpackages: i) regulations and incentives for entrepreneurship and growing firms, ii) regulated labour markets and innovation, iii) regulation of financial markets and innovation, iv) regulation of firms operating in the welfare sectors, v) regulation on immigrant entrepreneurship, and, vi) policy conclusions.
The Economics of Entrepreneurship
This research program is organized around different themes. Those are entrepreneurship and taxes, entrepreneurship and labour mobility, academic entrepreneurship, high-performing entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial spin-offs, institutions and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship and venture capital. Altogether nine teams, composed by international top scholars (e.g Joshua Gans, Roger Gordon, Steven Klepper, Josh Lerner, Marie Thursby) and a relatively junior but distinguished, Swedish researcher, work on these respective issues. This program will be concluded 2012/13.
- Economic geography
- Industrial Dynamics
- International Economics