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Joacim is Associate Professor and 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 e-mail him at, call him at +46 73 033 7977, or follow him on BlueSky (

Selected Research

Coraggio, Luca, Marco Pagano, Annalisa Scognamiglio and Joacim Tåg. 2023.”JAQ of All Trades: Job Mismatch, Firm Productivity and Managerial Quality” IFN Working Paper No. 1427, April. Revise and resubmit at Journal of Financial Economics.

Olsson, Martin, and Joacim Tåg. 2023.”What Is the Cost of Privatization for Workers?” IFN Working Paper No. 1201, September. Revise and resubmit at The Journal of Finance.

Keloharju, Matti, Samuli Knüpfer, Dagmar Müller, and Joacim Tåg. 2022. “PhD Studies Hurt Mental Health, But Less Than You Think” IFN Working Paper No. 1435, September.

Keloharju, M., S. Knüpfer, and J. Tåg. 2023. “CEO HealthThe Leadership Quarterly 34(3):101672.

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.