About Magnus Lodefalk
Magnus Lodefalk is an associate professor and senior lecturer in economics. As a trade economist, he has broad experience of analysis of international trade and trade policy, with a focus on the WTO. Lodefalk has headed capacity building in the area as well as lectured extensively on issues related to international trade and trade policy. He also teaches a graduate course on the International Trading System. In recent years, he has become increasingly interested in the drivers and barriers to firm growth and internationalisation. Lodefalk is also affiliated to the Ratio research institute, the Global Labor Organization and co-director for the transcontinental research and educational network Trade and Investment in Services Associates (TIISA).
Firms' foreign trade, trade policy, international networks and firms' internationalisation, migration, servicification of manufacturing, offshoring, applied economic analysis, entrepreneurship, labour market
Selected work in progress
- Migration and offshoring (with Hatzigeorgiou, Karpaty and Kneller)
- Review of migration and internationalisation (with Hatzigeorgiou)
- Family firms (with Andersson, Johansson, Karlsson and Pohldal)
- Firms' export-financing
- Trade, new technology and the labour market (Kyvik Nordås, Tang, et al)
- Corporate Finance, main lecturer, advanced level
- Scientific Method (parts on applied econometrics using Stata), teaching, basic level
- Economic Analysis, teaching, basic level
- The International Trading System, initiator and main lecturer, advanced level (dormant)
Magnus Lodefalk is an associate professor at Örebro University. He holds a PhD in economics from Örebro University and a BSc in economics from Stockholm University and a BA in political science from Linneaus University. During his education he has studied at the University of Nottingham, Western University and Exeter University. In 2013, Lodefalk was awarded the prestigious Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelieus three year post-doctoral research grant in economics. Until the end of 2014, Lodefalk was also a senior advisor at the Swedish National Board of Trade.
Lodefalk's current research is focused on structural changes in business - such as the servicification of manufacturing - and on the drivers, barriers and effects of firm growth and globalisation.
Lodefalk has broad experience of analysis of structural economic change, internationalisation and trade policy. He has also headed capacity building in the area as well as lectured extensively on issues related to international economics.
His works are published in established academic journals and have been drawn upon by international organisations and the Swedish government. Lodefalk has extensive networks both nationally and internationally, primarily in academia, government and international organisations.
Scopus Author ID: 6508026599
Data, code and additional material
Agarwal, Lodefalk, Tang, Tano and Wang (2019), "Institutions for Non-Simultaneous Exchange: Microeconomic Evidence from Export Insurance", Örebro University Working Paper #12 - Online Appendix
Lodefalk and Tang (2017), "The Effect of Hiring Top Workers on Productivity: What is the Role of Absorptive Capacity?", Örebro University Working Paper #2 - Online Appendix
Gidehag and Lodefalk (2016), "Recruiting for Small Business Growth: Micro-level Evidence", Örebro University Working Paper #6 - Online Appendix
Lodefalk (2016), "Temporary Expats for Exports: Micro-Level Evidence", Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches Archive, 152 (4), 733-772 - Online Appendix
Hatzigeorgiou and Lodefalk (2016), "Migrants' Influence on Firm-Level Exports", Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 16(4), 477-497 - Online Appendix