The Department of Economics welcomes Jaakko Meriläinen as a new faculty and researcher at SSE
16 February 2023
We are delighted to welcome a new researcher to the Economics Department, Jaakko Meriläinen, who will start as an Assistant professor at the department after the summer.
Two Master students in Economics have won an award from the Swedish Gender Equality Agency
13 February 2023
The Swedish Gender Equality Agency's thesis competition was organized for the first time in 2021. The content related criterion for participation in the competition is that the essay contributes to knowledge about gender equality policy or social development based on the ambitions of gender equality policy.
Myrdal Prize 2022 goes to the Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Economics - Ulrika Ahrsjö
13 February 2023
The prize was established in 1983 as a tribute to Professor Gunnar Myrdal on his 85th birthday. The Myrdal Prize is awarded each year by Swedbank for the best article of the year in the Swedish Economic Association's journal Ekonomisk Debatt.
Birth versus worth: how does the Indian caste system affect entrepreneurship?
09 February 2023
Misallocation of resources explains much of the productivity differences across countries, but the role of informal institutions in this misallocation has been little documented. In a recently published paper, Sampreet Goraya, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, brings evidence that the Indian caste system has a distortionary effect on capital and talent allocation in the economy.
Researchers at the Department of Economics receive funding
22 December 2022
Robert Östling, Ulrika Ahrsjö, Chloe Nibourel and Mark Voorneveld, at the Department of Economics at SSE, receive funding for their respective research projects.
Carl Bennet and Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation sponsor professorship in sustainability studies
28 November 2022
Carl Bennet and the Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg Foundation join forces to sponsor a new professorship at the Stockholm School of Economics. This enables internationally acclaimed Martina Björkman Nyqvist to continue her important research on development economics and children’s health and education as the new Carl Bennet & Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Economics.
Abhijeet Singh awarded 1.5 million Euros by the European Research Council to study social inclusion in Indian schools
25 November 2022
Abhijeet Singh, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Affiliated Researcher at Misum, has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project studying social inclusion in private schools in India. His research project is one of only twelve in Sweden to receive the grant this year.
Mark Voorneveld awarded MSc Teacher of the Year
21 November 2022
Mark Voorneveld, Associate Professor of Economics at Department of Economics at SSE, has been awarded MSc Teacher of the Year by the Education Committee, SASSE. Mark was awarded for being an incredibly engaging and thorough teacher that truly provided the students with guidance and care.
Celine Zipfel awarded for outstanding pedagogical achievements
10 November 2022
In August, Celine Zipfel, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at SSE, was awarded for outstanding pedagogical achievements at SSE. Celine was awarded for her work in redesigning an MSc course on Development Economics with great success. The course was highly appreciated among students, covering a wide range of topics and giving a holistic view of the field.
How randomized control trials can make the world a better place
20 September 2022
What programs and initiatives actually make a difference for integration, education and health? How do we know what works so we can put our effort and money where they are the most effective? That’s what Associate Professor Martina Björkman Nyqvist’s research is all about. Hear more about it in the latest episode of Sound Economy.