Olof Ejermo

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics and Business


My research interests are broadly within areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. I am interested in process of spillovers of knowledge in science, innovation and entrpeneurship, for instance studied through mobility and migration. I am also broadly interested in questions related to academic-industry interaction. My strive in economic historic research is to understand the role and development of foundations for industrial and economic development and link this to the contemporary economy.

Methodologically, I have compiled large databases on individual levels on inventors, scientists and factory owners and adopt microeconometric techniques with an aim to causally identify relationships. 

Specific projects I am currently engaged in include:

  •  Migration and innovation. Studies on Swedish ireturnees of the emigration to America in historical data funded by Ragnar Söderberg foundation (with K. Enflo, B. Eriksson and E. Prawitz)
  •  Creative destruction and innovation. Plant closures and innovation funded by Peter Wallenberg foundation (with O. Toivanen and A. Hyytinen)
  •  Death among R&D workers and innovation funded by Handelsbanken foundation (with O. Toivanen and T. Åstebro)




Autumn 2021

Econometrics II , EKHM66

Economics of Innovation, EKHM71

PhD course in econometrics for economic historians


Spring 2021

Swedish Economic Development, SASE10

Internship, EKHT54

Master theses supervision

Deputy coordinator for the Master in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development program

Recent research outputs

Olof Ejermo, Katrin Hussinger, Basheer Kalash & Torben Schubert, 2021 May, In: Journal of Regional Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Research output: Other contributionMiscellaneous

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