Policies for an aging population
13 April 2023
Increasing life expectancy and a lower birth-rate means the world’s population is aging rapidly. But what retirement policies will have the best outcome for what countries? Listen to the latest episode of the podcast Sound Economy with Professor Johanna Wallenius to find out more.
Two Master students in Economics have won an award from the Swedish Gender Equality Agency
13 February 2023
The Swedish Gender Equality Agency's thesis competition was organized for the first time in 2021. The content related criterion for participation in the competition is that the essay contributes to knowledge about gender equality policy or social development based on the ambitions of gender equality policy.
Pan-European research project to investigate a shifting attitude towards migrants
19 December 2022
A new research project on changing attitudes about migrants is bringing together ten CIVICA universities across Europe. “The idea of migrants’ integration in Europe may be shifting from something seen as a right, to something you need to prove you are worthy of,” says Professor Laurence Romani.
Carl Bennet and Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation sponsor professorship in sustainability studies
28 November 2022
Carl Bennet and the Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg Foundation join forces to sponsor a new professorship at the Stockholm School of Economics. This enables internationally acclaimed Martina Björkman Nyqvist to continue her important research on development economics and children’s health and education as the new Carl Bennet & Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Economics.
How to think about household finance in an uncertain world
04 October 2022
Household finance is a hot topic, considering the current economic crisis. On the latest episode of the podcast Sound Economy, Professor Paolo Sodini discusses assets and liabilities, savings and investments during uncertain times.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic effects on our well-being
20 September 2021
Policy brief: This brief summarizes the insights shared in the online workshop “Dimensions of Well-being“, where participants presented and discussed their latest research relating to the dimensions of well-being. The two-day workshop was organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) as part of the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) and took place on 28-29 June, 2021.
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.
In what way did the pandemic affect our wellbeing?
24 June 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our well-being in many dimensions. Understanding how these dimensions interact and what factors influence the overall level of well-being can be instrumental in policy design today and in the process of recovery once the pandemic is over. With this in mind, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and the FREE Network invites you to participate in an online academic workshop on 'Dimensions of well-being'.
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?