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Milestones in economic research and institution building | SITE’s 35th Anniversary

19 June 2024
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) celebrates 35 years of pioneering economic research, institution building and policy analysis.

A gender perspective on financing for development

31 May 2024
Gender equality is vital for global progress. As we near the 2025 Financing for Development conference, Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at SITE, stresses integrating gender into financing strategies. This includes fiscal policies, social protection, and climate finance to support women, particularly in low-income areas, promoting equality, resilience, and sustainable development.

New study reveals: Using existing textbooks for home study improves learning in low-income areas

27 May 2024
A paper published in The Economic Journal shows how student learning in a fragile and low-income context can be helped by more intensive use of existing textbooks for home study.

Navigating market exits: Companies’ responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

22 May 2024
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, led to global condemnation and sanctions. International companies were pressured to exit Russia. This policy brief examines which companies left, using data from the LeaveRussia project, and focuses on Swedish businesses that announced withdrawal but were still found in Russia. It also analyzes how these revelations affected their stock prices and investor reactions.

Would electing more women make the U.S. Congress less polarized?

16 May 2024
This policy brief examines the belief that electing more women to the U.S. Congress would reduce partisan gridlocks. It shows that while Republican women historically cooperated more with Democrats, this was due to ideological proximity rather than gender. Among Democrats, women cooperate less with the opposite party than men. Furthermore, recent years have seen a narrowing of ideological differences along gender-lines among Republicans, reducing gender-based cooperation disparities.

Navigating environmental policy consistency amidst political change

15 May 2024
Europe, like other parts of the world, currently grapples with the dual challenges of environmental change and democratic backsliding. In a context marked by rising populism, misinformation, and political manipulation, designing credible sustainable climate policies is more important than ever. The 2024 annual Energy Talk, organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), gathered experts to bring insight into these challenges and explore potential solutions for enhancing green politics.

New chapters by Anders Åslund and Torbjörn Becker focus on Ukraine’s and Russia’s connections to the EU

07 May 2024
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) is proud to highlight two significant contributions by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE, and Anders Åslund, the founding director of SITE, to the newly released book, "The Borders of the European Union in a Conflictual World".

Shaping the future together: Stockholm summit on rebuilding war-torn Ukrainian municipalities

22 April 2024
Join Stockholm University and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 29 of April, 2024, for a conference on "Rethinking Cities In Ukraine". Active participation from front-line municipalities and discussions with Swedish and international partners about current and future needs for reconstruction.

Nuclear renaissance: Powering Sweden’s climate policy

17 April 2024
Sweden's government aims to build new nuclear reactors by 2045 to achieve net zero emissions. This policy brief, written by Julius Andersson (SITE), compares this plan to France's successful 1970s nuclear expansion but notes significant differences: Sweden's existing low-carbon energy, cheaper alternatives, and higher nuclear costs today suggest that the benefits of new reactors may be modest and costly.

Sanctions on Russia: Getting the facts right

18 March 2024
Sanctions play a crucial role in curbing Russia's ambitions & ending the war on Ukraine, yet their strategic importance is often overlooked. In this policy brief, experts from SITE, KSE, SSE Riga, CREA, Uppsala University and Beijer Institute sheds light on sanctions' complexities against Russia's aggression.
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