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Magnus Lodefalk

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: Örebro University School of Business

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Phone: +46 19 303407, +46 722 217340

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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).

Research focus

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)

Teaching

  • 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)

Profiles

LinkedIn | RePEc | Google Scholar | Research Gate

Short bio

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.

More information

Lodefalk's CV is here. His personal web pages are here.

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

Useful links

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Tips for Economists

Ten Commandments

Research Projects

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Publications

Publications

Articles in journals |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Other |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Lodefalk, M. (2018). Den trumpska hästen. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46 (5), 3-5.
Andersson, F. , Johansson, D. , Karlsson, J. , Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A. (2018). Female Top Management in Family Firms and Non-family Firms: Evidence from Total Population Data. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 35 (3), 303-326.
Andersson, F. & Lodefalk, M. (2018). Svenska affärsänglar: hur lyckas de med sina investeringar?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46 (3), 29-39.
Andersson, F. , Johansson, D. , Karlsson, J. , Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A. (2018). The Characteristics of Family Firms: Exploiting Information on Ownership, Kinship and Governance Using Total Population Data. Small Business Economics, 51 (3), 539-556.
Lodefalk, M. & Tang, A. (2018). The impact of hiring top workers on productivity: What is the role of absorptive capacity?. Applied Economics Letters, 25 (20), 1402-1406.
Lodefalk, M. (2017). Behovet av en ny handelspolitik. Ekonomisk Debatt, 45 (6), 3-5.
Gidehag, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2017). Recruiting for Small Business Growth: Micro-Level Evidence. International Reveiw of Entrepreneurship, 15 (2), 151-174.
Lodefalk, M. (2017). Servicification of Firms and Trade Policy Implications. World Trade Review, 16 (1), 59-83.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2016). Brexflektioner: Vilka blir de ekonomiska konsekvenserna av att Storbritannien lämnar EU?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 44 (6), 15-27.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2016). Migrants' Influence on Firm-level Exports. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 16 (4), 477-497.
Lodefalk, M. (2016). Temporary expats for exports: micro-level evidence. Review of World Economics, 152 (4), 733-772.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2016). The Brexit Trade Disruption Revisited. The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 17 (1), 41-58.
Agarwal, N. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Atithi Devo Bhava? (The Guest is Equivalent to God?). Observer Research Foundation Issue Brief (91), 1-16.
Anér, E. , Graneli, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Cross-border movement of persons stimulates trade. CEPR, VoxEU.org.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Migration kan främja internationalisering. Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, 44-53.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Trade, Migration and Integration: Evidence and Policy Implications. The World Economy, 38 (12), 2013-2048.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Utlandsfödda kan främja företagens export av tjänster. Ekonomisk Debatt, 43 (6), 28-38.
Lodefalk, M. (2014). The role of services for manufacturing firm exports. Review of World Economics, 150 (1), 59-82.
Lodefalk, M. (2013). Hur undervisar vi i nationalekonomi?. Ekonomisk Debatt, 41 (1).
Lodefalk, M. (2013). Servicification of manufacturing: evidence from Sweden. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 6 (1), 87-113.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2012). Utlandsfödda främjar företagens utrikeshandel. Ekonomisk debatt, 40 (5), 45-57.
Kinnman, S. & Lodefalk, M. (2009). A global Baltic: potential gains from trade liberalisation in the Baltic sea states. Baltic Journal of Economics, 9 (1), 55-79.
Kinnman, S. & Lodefalk, M. (2007). What is at Stake in the Doha Round?. The World Economy, 30 (8), 1305-1325.
Lodefalk, M. & Storey, M. (2005). Climate measures and WTO rules on subsidies. Journal of World Trade, 39 (1), 23-44.
Lodefalk, M. & Whalley, J. (2002). Reviewing proposals for a world environmental organisation. The World Economy, 25 (5), 601-617.

Conference papers

Agarwal, N. , Lodefalk, M. , Tang, A. , Tano, S. & Wang, Z. (2019). Guaranteed Success?: The Effects of Export Credit Guarantees on Firm Performance. Paper presented at 16th Annual Ljubljana Empirical Trade Conference (LETC 2019), Izola, Slovenia, June 7-9, 2019.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. , Karpaty, P. , Kneller, R. & Lodefalk, M. (2016). Do Immigrants Spur Offshoring?: Firm-Level Evidence. Paper presented at 2016 American Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, January 3-5, 2016.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). The Role of Foreign Networks for Trade in Services: Firm-level Evidence. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on "Economics of Global Interactions: New Perspectives on Trade, Factor Mobility and Development", Bari, Italy, September 7-8, 2015.
Graneli, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2014). Temporary Expats for Exports: Firm-Level Evidence. In: ETSG annual conference, 11-13 September 2014. Paper presented at ETSG annual conference, 11-13 September 2014.
Lodefalk, M. (2011). The role of services for firms' export performance. Paper presented at Nationell konferens i nationalekonomi, Uppsala 2011.
Lodefalk, M. (2011). The role of services for firms' export performance. Paper presented at European Trade Study Group Annual Conference, 2011.
Lodefalk, M. (2010). Servicification of European manufacturing: evidence from Swedish micro level data. Paper presented at The 12th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, Grand Hôtel, Mölle, Sweden, May 18-21, 2010.
Kinnman, S. & Lodefalk, M. (2008). A global Baltic: potential gains from trade liberalisation in the Baltic Sea states. Paper presented at 11th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Future of global economy, Helsinki, Finland, June 12-14, 2008.
Kinnman, S. & Lodefalk, M. (2006). Economic implications of the Doha round. Paper presented at 9th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 15 - 17, 2006.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Lodefalk, M. (2013). Tackling barriers to firm trade: liberalisation, migration and servification. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Manuscripts

Hatzigeorgiou, A. , Karpaty, P. , Kneller, R. & Lodefalk, M. Do Immigrants Spur Offshoring? : Firm-Level Evidence.
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. Trade and migration : firm-level evidence.

Other

Reports

Kyvik Nordås, H. , Lodefalk, M. & Tang, A. (2019). Trade and jobs: a description of Swedish labor market dynamics. Örebro: Örebro University, School of Business (Working Papers, School of Business 2/2019).
Andersson, F. , Johansson, D. , Karlsson, J. , Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A. (2017). The Characteristics and Performance of Family Firms: Exploiting information on ownership, governance and kinship using total population data. Örebro, Sweden: Örebro University School of Business (Working Papers, School of Business 2017:1).
Lodefalk, M. & Nordås, H. K. (2017). Trading firms and trading costs in services: The case of Sweden. Örebro, Sweden: Örebro University School of Business (Working Papers, School of Business 2017:4).
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Migration och företagens internationalisering: en kunskapsöversikt. Delegationen för migrationsstudier (Delmi) (Delmi Rapport 4).
Hatzigeorgiou, A. & Lodefalk, M. (2014). Utlandsfödda och företagens internationalisering: Ett lyft för tjänsteexporten?. Örebro: Entreprenörskapsforum (Globaliseringsforum, Rapport 7).