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Joacim TågJoacim serves as an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Firm Competitiveness program at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hanken School of Economics. He works on bringing Swedish registry data to the research frontier in Labor and Finance. A central question in his research is how to enhance the competitiveness of firms and the economy by ensuring the right people create, own, control, and work in the right firms. His work encompasses over 30 publications and working papers, has won multiple awards, and has been frequently featured in national and international media. It has over 1700 citations on Google Scholar and a top decile ranking for all-time downloads worldwide on SSRN. Contact him via email at, phone at +46 73 033 7977, or follow him on LinkedIn (@joacimtag) and X (@joacimtag).


Right now I am working on undertaking a comprehensive revision of the working paper Technology Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions and the Careers of Workers, and writing up a new paper tentatively titled "Tolerating Losses for Growth: J-curves in Venture Capital Investing". I am also developing a PhD course in Labor and Finance, and I am on the Steering Group for the Nordic Microdata Database and the IFN FAME Database. I will discuss a paper at the Nordic Initiative in Corporate Economics Conference in Uppsala in August. You can find PDFs of all my recent articles here, working papers here, lectures here, and presentations here.

Selected Research

Coraggio, Luca, Marco Pagano, Annalisa Scognamiglio and Joacim Tåg. 2024.”JAQ of All Trades: Job Mismatch, Firm Productivity and Managerial Quality” IFN Working Paper No. 1427, June. Revise and resubmit at Journal of Financial Economics.

Keloharju, Matti, Samuli Knüpfer, Dagmar Müller, and Joacim Tåg. 2024. “PhD Studies Hurt Mental Health, but Less Than Previously Feared” IFN Working Paper No. 1435, May. Forthcoming in Research Policy.

Olsson, Martin, and Joacim Tåg. 2024.”What Is the Cost of Privatization for Workers?” IFN Working Paper No. 1201, June. Conditionally accepted at The Journal of Finance.

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.