Doctoral Dissertation Defense by Maria J. Bustamante
05 April 2023
Maria J. Bustamante (DMS) defends her PhD dissertation on April 28.
SSE’s incubator solves social problems with tech – admits 9 new startups
13 March 2023
Nine new startups have been admitted to the Stockholm School of Economics’ startup incubator, SSE Business Lab. Several of the business ideas seek to bridge social divides and promote social cohesion.
Andreas Johansson takes over as CEO of SSE Business Lab – will strengthen support to sustainable startups
07 March 2023
The Stockholm School of Economics has appointed Andreas Johansson as the new CEO of the School's prestigious startup incubator. He is taking over from Julia Delin, who is leading the School’s fund SSE Ventures. Under Andreas Johansson's leadership, SSE Business Lab will expand its efforts into helping sustainable companies scale up internationally.
Comments on the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries at SITE Development Day conference
01 December 2022
This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on the Russian war on Ukraine. We will discuss the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, how to finance and organize financial support within the EU and within Sweden, and how to deal with the current energy crisis.
SSE starts evergreen fund backed by renowned investors
29 September 2022
The venture capital industry is hampered by its own focus on short-term returns, according to the startup incubator of the Stockholm School of Economics. SSE Business Lab is now closing a new 40 million SEK fund backed by Bonnier Ventures and well-known profiles like Anna Nordell-Westling, Sven Hagströmer, Anna Kinberg Batra and Sebastian Knutsson. “Long-term thinking amplifies the potential returns”, says CEO Julia Delin.
SSE and KTH expand their endeavor into student entrepreneurship
08 September 2022
Even bigger steps towards the goal of getting more students to form companies are being taken by the Stockholm School of Economics and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The schools are strengthening their joint program and are assisted by the entrepreneurs behind Budbee, Estrid and PocketLaw, as well as investors from Summa Equity and Kinnevik.
Who benefitted from the gasoline tax cut in Sweden?
02 September 2022
Against the background of fast rising gasoline and diesel prices in 2022, a number of European countries have reduced fuel tax rates, often in the form of temporary “gas tax holidays”. In this policy brief, SITE researchers Julius Andersson and Celina Tippmann, analyse the tax incidence by comparing the gasoline price development in Sweden to that in Denmark, where the fuel tax rate remained unchanged.
Hedging EU’s “winter risk” by curbing gas demand: Solidarity, nudge, and market solutions
16 August 2022
The concern of Russian gas supply disruption and its implications has never been as serious. Chloé Le Coq, Professor at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (CRED) and a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses how nudging energy consumers to lower their demand may support the plans of the European Commission (EC).
“Culture, Food, Climate”: SSE hosts debate on the future of food systems and climate change
27 June 2022
It is no secret that what we eat and how this has been produced plays a large part in the process of climate change. While we know that changing our eating habits can have a meaningful impact on the environment, changing does not seem to be as easy as it sounds – especially not when factoring in the cultural meaning our culinary habits carry. Valentina Bosetti, Dr. Friederike Döbbe and Hannes Leo presented their findings during the event Tours d’ Europe, on 14 June.
I’ll pay you later: Sustaining relationships under the threat of expropriation
21 June 2022
SITE and NES (New Economic School) researchers investigate how multinational firms manage their relationships with governments under the threat of expropriation. Exploring micro data from the oil and gas industry worldwide, they show that the multinationals delay investment, production and tax payments by more than five years in countries with weak institutions relative to countries with strong ones. These findings are consistent with the theory suggesting that delaying rents to the government in absence of formal enforcement could decrease the risk of expropriation.