Niklas Elert has a Ph.D. in economics and is a Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm, Sweden. He defended his Ph.D thesis Economic Dynamism: Essays on Firm Entry and Firm Growth in 2014 at Örebro University, Sweden. His research focuses on economic dynamism, the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutions, and the effects of entrepreneurship education and training efforts. His book The Challenge of the Human Ape (Timbro, 2014; in Swedish) deals with the relationship between economic growth an the environment. He is the coauthor of the book Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Europe (Springer, 2017). He has also worked as an editorial writer at the Swedish newspaper Expressen.