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Higher education and research in times of war and peace: Key insights from the 2022 FREE Network conference

26 September 2022
Russia’s war on Ukraine entails lost human capital, both in actual lives lost and due to major disruptions to key functions of the society, such as education and research. In light of this, the FREE Network, together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), hosted the public conference “Higher Education and Research in War and Peace“ in Warsaw on the 10th of September 2022. This policy brief is based on the presentations and panel discussions held during the conference.

Foreign aid to Ukraine: Lessons from the literature on strategic foreign aid

19 September 2022
Ukraine is currently receiving substantial inflows of foreign aid from western donors to help the country withstand the Russian aggression. The foreign aid flows partly reflect altruistic motives from the donor side, but also donor’s domestic strategic foreign policy objectives as the war is seen as part of a battle over the future world order. In this brief, Anders Olofsgård, discuss the academic literature that has analysed the existence and consequences of strategic motivations behind aid flows more generally, and draw some preliminary insights for the case of Ukraine.

2.6MSEK awarded to House of Innovation researchers

09 June 2022
House of Innovation researchers get 2.6MSEK funding from Lundberg Foundation to investigate "Governance in Venture Capital-Backed Tech Start-Ups"

Artificial intelligence both substitutes and complements human capabilities

01 June 2022
The best possible future for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the workplace sees AI- related skills like data science being paired with quintessential human skills such as creativity, empathy, and interpersonal communication. This according to a new study from the Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Geneva.

How can we know if mission-driven innovation really makes a difference?

30 May 2022
A new report from the Stockholm School of Economics draws on recent literature to develop a framework for evaluating mission-driven innovation environments and the work principles that guide their development.

Ukrainian delegation at SSE

23 May 2022
We are honoured that H.E. Mr. Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, who is paying a visit to Stockholm as the President’s of Ukraine Special Envoy, chose to make the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) his first stop in his busy schedule today.

Will the sanctions against Russia have any effect?

12 May 2022
Sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine are argued to be the strongest and farthest-reaching imposed on a major power after WWII, more numerous and more comprehensive than all other measures currently in force against all other sanctioned countries. A question often asked, which is hard to answer, is whether sanctions are effective.

History course takes SSE students to Washington, D.C.

09 May 2022
Last week students visited the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies as part of their course in applied history. They listened to lectures about the Cold War from leading scholars and visited historical sites in the American capital.

Are politically-selected research and development projects always inferior?

21 April 2022
Earmarked projects receive lower peer-review scores than non-earmarked projects, but do not consistently underperform in terms of tangible outputs like patents and publications. This, according to new research from the Stockholm School of Economics, the WHO Otto Beisheim School of Management, and the University of Groningen.

SSE students visit the University of Cambridge

05 April 2022
The course in applied history takes students to Peterhouse College and the Centre for Geopolitics, where they learn about the past from prominent historians.
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