Olof Ejermo

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics and Business


I am broadly interested in the role of science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the economy in historical settings as well as contemporary economies. Methodologically, I use microeconometric techniques, and because of the richness in data I prefer to study individuals in this process. 

My current research includes:

  •  Migration and innovation. Studies on Swedish immigrant inventors in contemporary data and  returnees of the emigration to America in historical data (with K. Enflo, B. Eriksson and E. Prawitz)
  •  Creative destruction and innovation. Plant closures and innovation (with O. Toivanen and A. Hyytinen)
  •  Death among R&D workers and innovation (with O. Toivanen and T. Åstebro)


I also publish quantiative studies on the role of scientists in innovation, mobility and public support measures to innovation.




Spring 2020:

Course responsibility:

SASE10, Swedish Economic Development

Master thesis supervision and examination

Autumn 2020:

Course responsibility:

SASE10, Swedish Economic Development


EKHM71 Economics of Innovation

EKHT52 Advanced Topic: Globalization of innovation

EKGHM73 Research design


Program manager, Master's Programme (Two years) in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development

Recent research outputs

Olof Ejermo, 2018 Nov 19, 40 p. Tillväxtanalys.

Research output: Other contributionMiscellaneous

Olof Ejermo & Toivanen, H., 2018 May, In : Research Policy. 47, 4, p. 814-825

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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