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Organizing Time Exchanges: Lessons from Matching Markets

04 May 2021
The Erasmus Program in Europe and the Tuition Fee Exchange in the US are just two examples of time exchange markets. Despite existing for decades, these markets experience a whole set of issues such as coordination problems and imbalanced outcomes. In this recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, and coauthors construct a non-manipulative mechanism, that maximizes exchanges among participating agents.

Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement

03 May 2021
In a recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, together with co-authors developed an innovative software tool, Annie™ Moore, integrating machine learning and integer optimization to support a US resettlement agency with their matching operations.

Does the mode of teaching influence learning outcomes?

26 April 2021
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic put higher education institutions in front of a tremendous challenge: how to provide quality education, while guarantying students and faculty safety? SSE PhD students Erik Merkus and Felix Schafmeister, provide evidence on whether being assigned to online tutorials vis-à-vis attending them in classroom affect students’ learning outcomes.

All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk

15 April 2021
A new method to evaluate the effect of product portfolio composition on risk. Richard Friberg publishes new article in Long Range Planning.

India's new National Education Policy: Evidence and challenges

13 April 2021
Could India's new education policy help deal with the "learning crisis" where gains in schooling have not translated into basic skills. Abhijeet Singh (with Karthik Muralidharan) publishes new article in Science.

New publications by faculty at the Department of Economics

06 April 2021
Windfall gains increase stock market participation, US social security have large depressing effect on married women’s employment and there is no association between the 2D:4D digit ratio and self-employment.

The Department of Economics welcomes five new faculty and researchers to SSE

29 March 2021
We are delighted to welcome five new researchers to the Economics Department, including three new Assistant Professors (tenure-track) and two postdoctoral researchers (fixed term).

Insightful teaching in Advanced Math awarded Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Autumn 2020

19 March 2021
Jörgen Weibull, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Economics, receives the award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Autumn 2020. Congratulations!

The SNS Economic Policy Council 2021: “Support the European Commission’s proposal to regulate digital markets”

03 March 2021
The European Commission has presented a proposal to regulate digital markets. This proposal targets dominant platforms and imposes far- reaching restrictions against self-preferencing and obligations to share data. In “The SNS Economic Policy Council Report 2021: Digitalization and Competition” published February 26 by SNS, four researchers argue that Sweden should support this proposal.

Anna Dreber Almenberg elected as Member of the Academy

16 February 2021
Good news from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien): Anna Dreber Almenberg has been elected as a Member of the Academy’s class for social sciences. Anna is a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.
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