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Upcoming conference: Dialogues at The Garden

23 November 2020
On the 3rd of December (2 - 5 pm), the House of Innovation welcomes you to a discussion hosted by our Center for Design and Leadership. The event will be filled with research-based findings, concrete recommendations, possibilities to network, interactive tasks, and an award ceremony: the winner of the 2020 Michael Treschow Scholarship will be announced and awarded during this event. Register today!

House of Innovation joins new European COVID-19 research project

11 November 2020
House of Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics will contribute to developing research on the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. The House is now joining a new EUR 10 million EU-funded project, PERISCOPE.

New Leadership for the UKFSSE

27 October 2020
The UK Friends of SSE is a charitable organization based in the UK, which works closely with the Stockholm School of Economics to provide opportunities to engage and support the alumni network in the UK. On August 31, 2020, Anette Elfving Ferm took over as President of the organization, following the leadership of Håkan Gomér.

Does political illegitimacy in Belarus imply new economic risks?

06 October 2020
Today’s political crisis in Belarus has given a rise to the phenomenon classified in political science as political illegitimacy. However, this is not a pure political phenomenon. It causes adverse and severe economic adjustments. In a short-term perspective, it gives a rise to numerous risks of financial destabilization. Moreover, it is likely to deepen the current recession and make it protracted. In the long-term, political illegitimacy causes adverse institutional adjustments and erosion of human capital, which is likely to lead a country into a long-standing depression.

Democracy in transition – the first 30 years

15 September 2020
Last year marked an important milestone as the world celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first post-communist election in Poland. Despite the latest developments, there is still a large democratic gap between transition countries that became EU members and other transition countries.

New book digs deep into Putin's Russia

10 September 2020
What do we really know about Putin’s Russia? How far will the Russian economy, military prowess and international ambitions go? Torbjörn Becker together with other distinguish researchers and authors provides a basis for assessing Russia's prospects without the distortions caused by fake news and disinformation wars in the new book “Putin’s Russia - Economy, Defence and Foreign Policy” edited by Professor Steven Rosefielde of University of North Carolina.

Can government change save Belarus – the last Soviet economy

20 August 2020
SvD Näringsliv recently interviewed Torbjörn Becker – Director of Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics – sharing his impression about the current situation in Belarus and what potential role Russia have in all of this.

Islamic Rule and the Empowerment of the Poor and Pious

22 October 2013
by Erik Meyersson, published in the Econometrica

Crisis prevention and management: What worked in the 2008/09 crisis?

01 February 2012
by Torbjörn Becker, SITE Working Paper

The Costs of Political In‡fluence: Firm-Level Evidence from Developing Countries

01 May 2011
by Anders Olofsgård (and R. Desai), published in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science
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