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Domestic violence – the case of Sweden during the pandemic

21 April 2021
Policy brief: Violence within the home is the most common form of interpersonal violence for women. While children and men are also victims of abuse of various kind within the family, intimate partner violence committed by men against women is generally the most common form of domestic violence. Has intimate partner violence increased in Sweden during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Does the Russian stock market care about Navalny?

20 April 2021
Policy brief: Alexei Navalny is the most prominent opposition leader in Russia today. During 2020, he entered not only the domestic Russian news flows, but was a major news story around the world following his horrific Novichok poisoning in August. This brief investigates the response in the Russian stock market to news about Navalny.

What would have happened if Sweden had imposed a lockdown?

19 April 2021
Working paper: SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo together with co-authors compare different indicators of the spread and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, developing a novel method to adjust daily COVID-19 deaths to match weekly excess mortality. Focusing on Sweden, the only country that has good data and did not impose a lockdown. What would have happened if Sweden did impose a lockdown back in 2020?

All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk

15 April 2021
A new method to evaluate the effect of product portfolio composition on risk. Richard Friberg publishes new article in Long Range Planning.

India's new National Education Policy: Evidence and challenges

13 April 2021
Could India's new education policy help deal with the "learning crisis" where gains in schooling have not translated into basic skills. Abhijeet Singh (with Karthik Muralidharan) publishes new article in Science.

What are the opportunities and challenges of energy storage?

12 April 2021
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) are organising a joint webinar to discuss the economic and environmental effects of energy storage adoption.

Surprised by wirecard? Enablers of corporate wrongdoing in Europe

09 April 2021
Working paper: The last two decades have uncovered a concerning range of corporate wrongdoing by large European firms in a wide variety of industries. What has driven European firms to engage in such systematic wrongdoing? In this article, SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo and co-author Theo Nyreröd use data on US investigations to identify the European countries hosting most corporate wrongdoers.

New publications by faculty at the Department of Economics

06 April 2021
Windfall gains increase stock market participation, US social security have large depressing effect on married women’s employment and there is no association between the 2D:4D digit ratio and self-employment.

The Department of Economics welcomes five new faculty and researchers to SSE

29 March 2021
We are delighted to welcome five new researchers to the Economics Department, including three new Assistant Professors (tenure-track) and two postdoctoral researchers (fixed term).

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.
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