Sanctions enforcement and money laundering
03 October 2022
With sanctions becoming an increasingly important tool in ostracising autocratic regimes from western markets, the need for effective enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies is increasing. The global AML regime will be the backbone in detecting evasion of sanctions. This regime has, however, been widely criticised as ineffective. In this brief, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discusses issues with the current AML regime and propose a reward scheme for whistleblowers to enable asset seizures. A powerful feature of their proposal is that it does not rely on the effectiveness of the AML regime.
Domestic violence legislation - Awareness and support in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine
10 June 2022
SITE and FREE Network researchers investigate the factors that correlate with awareness and support for domestic violence legislation in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine, three countries that introduced recent reforms. The working paper is based on a cross-country survey on perceptions and prevalence of domestic and gender-based violence conducted within the FROGEE project.
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.
Debate: Protecting whistleblowers must not be a matter of letting the wolf guard the sheep
14 January 2022
At the end of December, a new law banning the punishment of whistleblowers was introduced in Sweden. Several prominent researchers, including House of Innovation's Associate Professor Anna Essén, are figuring out what private and public organizations need to consider when implementing the law.
SITE researchers Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discuss money laundering and whistleblowers at SNS
12 November 2021
How does the fight against money laundering work? Are the regulations effective enough to detect and counter-strike money laundering? And what role can the whistleblower play in the fight against money laundering? Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) researchers Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discussed money laundering and whistleblowers at SNS.
What motivates whistleblowers to come forward with information?
26 March 2021
Wall Street Journal mentions SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo's research study on "Motivating Whistleblowers". A study that shines light into what motivates people to come forward with information about wrongdoing.
New article examines entrepreneurship in the space industry
24 February 2021
New research on innovation and entrepreneurship suggests that institutions and policies within the space industry have effectively shrunk the entrepreneurial field there, leaving little room for enterprise.
New research: using technology to support financial services regulatory compliance
15 February 2021
New research on innovation suggests that RegTech providers are currently focused mostly on internal processes and associated compliance. The study recommends that RegTech providers begin offering solutions for the strategic management of regulations and not just pure compliance.
Erik Wetter Speaks Out on Data Sharing
21 January 2021
House of Innovation Assistant Professor, Erik Wetter, joined a panel of data experts convened in late 2020 to address concerns about data, analytics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Safeguarding academic freedom in Europe, a pressing concern for democracy
27 October 2020
The European University of Social Sciences welcomes the European Court’s ruling on "Lex CEU".