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Vacancy: Event- and Office Manager to the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics

25 September 2023
Are you a proactive go-getter with a positive attitude? We are looking for an Event- and Office Manager to take charge of our office and events! Join our research and policy institute and be part of something big.

Examining prostitution regulation and its international impact: The 'Nordic model' and tourism

21 September 2023
In this working paper, researchers from SITE analyze how prostitution laws affect sex tourism, studying legal changes in four countries and their impact on tourism flows.

Impact of foreign aid on women's empowerment

31 August 2023
In this working paper, forthcoming in the Journal of Development Studies, researchers from SITE examines foreign aid's influence on women's empowerment in Malawi using geo-coded data. Positive impacts are observed, but context matters—gender-targeted aid varies in efficacy across communities.

Jesper Roine discusses why inequality matters

25 August 2023
In this interview, Jesper Roine, Deputy Director at SITE, sheds light on the causes, manifestations, and intersections of income and wealth inequality, topics covered in his latest book “Why inequality matters”.

Celebrating Ukraine's national Independence Day: A message of solidarity from SITE and the FREE Network

24 August 2023
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the FREE Network wish to extend heartfelt greetings to the brave people of Ukraine on National Independence Day, August 24.

Environmental enforcement in the EU: Insights from administrative cases in the US

21 August 2023
In this brief, Pamela Campa and co-author examine the EU commissions (EC) proposal and highlight its commendable aim of strengthening environmental regulation enforcement at the EU level. However, they also note its limitations in terms of the enforcement tools it encompasses. Their focus is on discussing the potential benefits of utilizing administrative law tools for enforcing environmental regulation, in contrast to the current emphasis on criminal law in the EC's approach.

Democracy in the eye of the beholder?

29 June 2023
In this brief, Jonathan Lehne and Maiting Zhuang examines the fragility of democratic institutions in Eastern Europe, comparing expert assessments and general population surveys. Experts' concerns have intensified, yet voters in almost all new EU member states and across age groups express growing satisfaction with their democracies. The study reveals a shift where people's perception of democracy is increasingly influenced by election outcomes rather than actual institutional change, even when media freedom or judicial independence is restricted by governments.

The future of energy infrastructure resilience in Europe

19 June 2023
On 11 May, 2023, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe: Climate and Environment (FREECE) invited four experts to the 2023 annual Energy Talk to discuss the future of Europe’s Energy infrastructure resilience. This policy brief summarizes the main points from the presentations and discussions.

Key takeaways from the conference "Private sector engagement in Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction"

15 June 2023
On 8 June, 2023, the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) in cooperation with the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and IVA’s Business Executives Council organized a conference on Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction held at IVA. Read the key takeaways from the conference to learn more!

SITE researchers receives SEK 2 million grant for research on climate change beliefs

14 June 2023
Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation and Tore Browaldh Foundation recognize the research in unraveling the impact of labor-market, media narratives, and personal traits on climate change perspectives.