Torbjörn Becker in Dagens Nyheter: "Sanctions on oil could end Putin's money"
04 April 2022
In a recently published op-ed, Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, discusses why Russia must be forced to pay a higher price for its war in Ukraine. Sanctions should be directed at oil and gas exports, and it is also time to increase the pressure on the banking system. Frozen Russian assets in the West could later become a good basis for Ukraine's reconstruction.
Can Russia's economy survive? Torbjörn Becker shares his insights in BBC podcast
14 March 2022
The invasion of Ukraine has already begun reshaping the world. The bombardment of Ukrainian cities has led to the deaths of thousands of civilians and forced millions to flee the country. But the war has also completely upended the global economy. Russia is paying the heaviest economic price, as it grapples with Western-led sanctions on its banks, major industries and individuals associated with President Vladimir Putin. Can Russia's economy survive?
03 March 2022
The Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) stands for peace, security and democracy and condemns Russia’s invasion of the independent and democratic nation of Ukraine and violation of international law.
Torbjörn Becker discusses the crisis between Russia and Ukraine in SVT Ekonomibyrån
22 February 2022
In the latest episode of Ekonomibyrån "The stock market in times of crisis" Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the crisis between Russia and Ukraine. What are the potential economic consequences and what are the long-term effects?
Torbjörn Becker in Dagens Industri: “Neither Russia nor the West has anything to gain from an enlarged conflict in Ukraine”
11 February 2022
In a recently published op-ed in Dagens Industri (in Swedish), Torbjörn Becker shares his insights on Russia's real threat from the West, which is economic and not military.
Does Sweden benefit from providing development aid and what does research really say about the effects of development aid?
04 February 2022
There are claims that development aid is ineffective and does not yield results. What does research say about the effects of development aid? SITE Deputy Director and researcher Anders Olofsgård provides his insights in the latest episode of "Biståndskvarten - Om forskning och fakta" by ForumCiV.
IMF’s new SDR allocation—Why Belarus is “Getting money from the fund”
09 September 2021
Policy brief: Why is the IMF sending $1bn to Belarus as the country is falling deeper into repression and authoritarianism? The answer might not be what you expect.
Vaccination progress and the opening up of economies
11 August 2021
Policy brief: In this brief, we report on the FREE network webinar on the state of vaccinations and the challenges ahead for opening up economies while containing the pandemic, held on June 22, 2021.
Reopening soon? Eastern Europe in the post COVID-19 world
14 June 2021
How will countries in Eastern Europe, the Baltic Sea region, and the Caucasus region handles the opening of their respective borders and what is the next step in the socioeconomic aspects?
Development aid – what do research say about its effects and potential?
02 June 2021
In Ekonomisk Debatt, SITE researcher Anders Olofsgård sheds light into what we can learn about the effectiveness of development aid from literatures at the macro, micro and meso- levels. What are we talking about when we talk about development aid?