Scientific publications

The research conducted at the Institute of Retail Economics is intended for publication in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Our studies have been published in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Public Choice, the Review of Industrial Organization and Small Business Economics.

Helena Nilsson

Population decline and changes in food store proximity

Journal är Regional Studies, forthcoming
Hans Seerar Westerberg

Are payroll tax cuts absorbed by insiders? Evidence from the Swedish retail industry

Applied Economics, forthcoming
Charlie Lindgren, Yujiao Li & Niklas Rudholm

Why do firms compete on price comparison websites? The impact on productivity, profits, and wages

International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, forthcoming.
Asif M. Huq, Fredrik Hartvig & Niklas Rudholm

Do audited firms have a lower cost of debt?

International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, forthcoming
Niklas Rudholm, Kenneth Carling & Yujiao Li

How does big-box entry affect labor productivity in durable goods retailing? A synthetic control approach.

The Annals of Regional Science, forthcoming.
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Oana Mihaescu & Niklas Rudholm

The decline of small cities: Increased competition from external shopping malls or long-term negative trends?

International Regional Science Review, 45(2)
Alex Coad, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt & Daniel Halvarsson

Amundsen versus Scott: are growth paths related to firm performance?

Small Business Economics, forthcoming
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Jasmine Moradi, Niklas Rudholm & Christine Öberg.

Effects on sales of employees’ opportunities to influence in-store music: Evidence from a field experiment.

Forthcoming Journal of Retail and Consumer Services
Tobias Otterbring & Kristian Rolschau

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder but rarely because of the beer

Personality and Individual Differences, 179
Tobias Otterbring

Peer presence promotes popular choices: A “Spicy” field study on social influence and brand choice

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 61.
Sylvie Borau, Tobias Otterbring, Sandra Laporte & Samuel Fosso Wamba

The most human bot: Female gendering increases humanness perceptions of bots and acceptance of AI

Psychology & Marketing, 38(7): 1052-1068
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Anton Gidehag & Niklas Rudholm.

How do firms respond to reduced labor costs? Evidence from the 2007 Swedish payroll tax reform.

Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 21: 315-338
Daunfeldt, Sven-olov, Oana Mihaescu, Niklas Rudholm, & Özge Öner

Retail and place attractiveness: The effects of big-box entry on property value

Geographical Analysis, 53: 467–498
Charlie Lindgren, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Niklas Rudholm, & Siril Yella

Is Intertemporal Price Discrimination the Cause of Price Dispersion in Markets with Low Search Costs?

Applied Economic Letters, 28(11): 968-971
Asif M. Huq, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt,, Fredrik Hartwig, & Niklas Rudholm.

Free to choose: Do voluntary audit reforms increase employment growth?

International Journal of the Economics of Business, 28(1): 163-178.
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt & Hans Seerar Westerberg

High-growth firms and the labor market entry of first-generation immigrants

International Review of Entrepreneurship, 18(2): 181-202.
Oana Mihaescu & Niklas Rudholm

How does big-box retail entry affect incumbents in the hospitality industry: Evidence from a natural experiment.

Review of Regional Studies, 50(2): 207-229.
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Dan Johansson & Hans Seerar Westerberg

Which firms provide jobs for unemployed non-Western immigrants?

The Service Industries Journal, 39(9-10), 762-778
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Oana Mihaescu, Helena Nilsson & Niklas Rudholm.

Spillover effects when IKEA enters: Do incumbent retailers win or lose?

Papers in Regional Science 98(6): 2295-2313
Yujiao Li, Johan Håkansson, Oana Mihaescu & Niklas Rudholm

Agglomeration economies in urban retailing: are there productivity spillovers when big-box retailers enter urban markets?

Applied Financial Economic Letters 26(19): 1586-1589.
Johan Håkansson, Yujiao Li, Oana Mihaescuca, & Niklas Rudholm

Big-box retail entry in urban and rural areas: Are there productivity spillovers to incumbent retailers?

International Journal of Retail, Distribution, and Consumer Research 29(1): 23-45.
Andersson, F., Johansson, D., Karlsson, J., Lodefalk, M. & Poldahl, A.

Female top management in family firms and non-family firms: Evidence from total population data.

International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 35(3), 303-326
Andersson, F. W., Johansson, D., Karlsson, J., Lodefalk, M., & Poldahl, A.

The characteristics of family firms: exploiting information on ownership, kinship, and governance using total population data

Small Business Economics, 1-18.
Coad, A., Daunfeldt, S-O. & Halvarsson, D.

Bursting into life: Firm growth and growth persistence by age.

Small Business Economics, 50(1), 55-75.
Durevall, D.

Cost pass-through in the Swedish coffee market

European Review of Agricultural Economics, 45(4), 505-529.
Han, M., Mihaescu, O., Li, Y., and Rudholm, N.

​Comparison and one-stop shopping after big-box retail entry: A spatial difference-in-difference analysis.

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 40:175-187.
vom Hofe, R., Mihaescu, O. & Lynne Boorn, M.

Are homeowners willing to pay more for access to parks? Evidence from a spatial hedonic study of the Cincinnati, Ohio, USA park system.

Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 48(3)
Daunfeldt, S-O., McKelvie, A., Seerar Westerberg, H.

Whom do growing firms hire? A longitudinal examination of new ventures across growth rates and phases.

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 37(8), 184-190.
Bergman, M.A., Granlund, D., & Rudholm, N.

Squeezing the last drop out of your suppliers: an empirical study of market-based purchasing policies for generic pharmaceuticals.

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76, 969-996.
Bornhäll, A., Daunfeldt, S-O., & Rudholm, N.

Do employment protection legislation prevent firm growth? Evidence from a natural experiment.

Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(1), 169-185.
Carling, K., Håkansson, J., Meng, X., & Rudholm, N.

The effects of taxing truck distance on CO2 emissions from transports in retailing.

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 97, 47-54.
Daunfeldt, S-O., Mihaescu, O., Nilsson, H., & Rudholm, N.

What happens when IKEA comes to town?

Regional Studies 51(2): 313-323.
Gidehag, A. & Lodefalk, M.

Recruiting for Small Business Growth: Micro-Level Evidence.

International Review of Entrepreneurship, 15(2), 151-174.
Johansson, Dan and Malm, Arvid

Economics Doctoral Programs Still Elide Entrepreneurship.

Econ Journal Watch, 14(2): 196–217.
Mihaescu, O., & Rudholm, N.

Defining relevant product markets for pharmaceuticals.

Bulletin of Economic Research, 69(4), E126-E149.
Berggren, N., Daunfeldt, S-O., & Hellström, J.

Does social trust speed up economic reforms? The case of central-bank independence.

Journal of Institutional Economics, 12(2), 395–415
Bergman, M.A., Granlund, D., & Rudholm, N.

Reforming the Swedish pharmaceuticals market – consequences for costs per defined daily dose.

International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 16, 201-214.
Bornhäll, A., Johansson, D., & Palmberg, J.

The capital constraint paradox in micro and small family and nonfamily firms.

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(1), 38–62.
Bornhäll, A., Daunfeldt, S-O., & Rudholm, N.

Sleeping Gazelles: High profits but no growth.

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 34, 1-16.
Daunfeldt, S-O., Elert, N., & Johansson, D.

Are high-growth firms overrepresented in high-tech Industries? Evidence from Sweden.

Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(1), 1-25.
Daunfeldt, S-O, Halvarsson, D., & Oana M.

High-growth firms: Not so vital after all?

International Review of Entrepreneurship, 14(4), 377-394.
Fölster, S., Jansson, L., & Gidehag, A.

The effect of local business climate on Employment.

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(1), 2-24.