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Joacim is Program Director of the Firm Competitiveness program at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and Visiting Professor of Economics at Hanken School of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. from Hanken School of Economics and has been a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.

His research is focused on technological change, startups, corporate ownership and human capital. A central research question is how we can improve the competitiveness of firms and the economy at large through getting the right people to create, own, control, and work in the right firms. He also works on how to regulate new tech and how to support entrepreneurial ecosystems. His research is detailed in over 30 publications and working papers and it has been featured in major national and international newspapers. It has over 1500 cites in Google Scholar and ranks top decile by all-time downloads worldwide in SSRN. You can follow him on Twitter, e-mail him at, or call him at +46 73 033 7977.

Selected Research

Coraggio, L, M. Pagano, A. Scognamiglio and J. Tåg. 2023.”JAQ of All Trades: Job Mismatch, Firm Productivity and Managerial Quality

Gardberg, Malin, Fredrik Heyman and Joacim Tåg. 2023. “Importing Automation and Wage Inequality Through Foreign Acquisitions

Keloharju, M., S.Knüpfer, D. Müller, and J.Tåg. 2022. “PhD Studies Hurt Mental Health, But Less Yhan You Think

Olsson, M, and J. Tåg. 2021.”What Is the Cost of Privatization for Workers?” Revise and resubmit at The Journal of Finance.

Keloharju, Matti, Samuli Knüpfer, and Joacim Tåg. 2023. “CEO HealthThe Leadership Quarterly 34(3):101672.

Keloharju, M., S. Knüpfer, and J. Tåg. 2022. What Prevents Women from Reaching the Top?Financial Management 51(3):711-738. (Lead Article, Selected Top 1 paper in Fall Issue, Pearson Prize for best paper 2020-2022.)

Colonnelli, E., J. Tåg, M. Webb, and S. Wolter. 2018. “A Cross-Country Comparison of Dynamics in the Large Firm Wage Premium.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 108 (May): 323–27.

Olsson, M. and J. Tåg. 2017. “Private Equity, Layoffs, and Job Polarization.” Journal of Labor Economics 35: 697–754.

Baziki, S., PJ Norbäck, L.Persson, and J. Tåg. 2017. “Cross-Border Acquisitions and Restructuring: Multinational Enterprises and Private Equity-Firms.” European Economic Review 94 (May): 166–84.

Tåg, J, T. Åstebro, and P. Thompson. 2016. “Hierarchies and Entrepreneurship.” European Economic Review 89 (October): 129–47.