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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Johan Forssell, Andrij Plachotnjuk and many others will comment on the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries at SITE Development Day conference

01 December 2022
This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on the Russian war on Ukraine. We will discuss the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, how to finance and organize financial support within the EU and within Sweden, and how to deal with the current energy crisis.

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.

Mark Voorneveld awarded MSc Teacher of the Year

21 November 2022
Mark Voorneveld, Associate Professor of Economics at Department of Economics at SSE, has been awarded MSc Teacher of the Year by the Education Committee, SASSE. Mark was awarded for being an incredibly engaging and thorough teacher that truly provided the students with guidance and care.

Celine Zipfel awarded for outstanding pedagogical achievements

10 November 2022
In August, Celine Zipfel, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at SSE, was awarded for ​​outstanding pedagogical achievements at SSE. Celine was awarded for her work in redesigning an MSc course on Development Economics with great success. The course was highly appreciated among students, covering a wide range of topics and giving a holistic view of the field.

Highlights from the event "A strategy to help Ukraine win the war and become a successful member of the EU"

10 November 2022
On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Friends of KSE initiative together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) organized an event to discuss ideas on how we can support Ukraine during and after the war.

A strategy to help Ukraine win the war

04 November 2022
Russia’s fierce military campaign in Ukraine continues, but Ukraine stands their ground as the military tide is turning in their favour. But what besides the military support is needed for Ukraine to win the war?

The bleak economic future of Russia

01 November 2022
Is the Russian economy “surprisingly resilient” to sanctions and actions of the West? The short answer is no. In this policy brief, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Jesper Roine, researchers from Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the bleak economic future of Russia.

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.

Higher education and research in times of war and peace: Key insights from the 2022 FREE Network conference

26 September 2022
Russia’s war on Ukraine entails lost human capital, both in actual lives lost and due to major disruptions to key functions of the society, such as education and research. In light of this, the FREE Network, together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), hosted the public conference “Higher Education and Research in War and Peace“ in Warsaw on the 10th of September 2022. This policy brief is based on the presentations and panel discussions held during the conference.

Foreign aid to Ukraine: Lessons from the literature on strategic foreign aid

19 September 2022
Ukraine is currently receiving substantial inflows of foreign aid from western donors to help the country withstand the Russian aggression. The foreign aid flows partly reflect altruistic motives from the donor side, but also donor’s domestic strategic foreign policy objectives as the war is seen as part of a battle over the future world order. In this brief, Anders Olofsgård, discuss the academic literature that has analysed the existence and consequences of strategic motivations behind aid flows more generally, and draw some preliminary insights for the case of Ukraine.
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