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Highlights from the hybrid seminar 'Sustaining global value chains' with Erik Berglöf

23 December 2021
COVID-19 has brought economic shocks of unprecedented scale and impact. The global value chain is not an exception. What policies and investments are needed to improve global value chains post pandemic? On December 20, 2021, Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, presented key findings from the Asian Infrastructure Finance 2021 report: Sustaining Global Value Chains.

From Russia with love?

22 December 2021
Policy brief: Some recently discovered money laundering schemes have funnelled large amounts of illegal money from former soviet states through European banks. This note briefly describes the evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime for financial institutions, the introduction of which was concurrent with the post-soviet transition and the connected illegal flows of funds. It discusses the effectiveness of the current AML regime – and its ability to detect and seize illegal funds. The brief also highlights some of its deficiencies as well as lack of compliance with its prescriptions. It proceeds to stress that after judging the current framework insufficient, the US recently introduced whistleblower rewards for AML-infringements. Europe might want to follow their lead if it really aims at limiting money laundering.

Discretion, efficiency, and abuse in public procurement: A new eBook

10 December 2021
On December 15th, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) will be organising an online book launch event of a new eBook co-edited by SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo titled “Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies”.

SITE annual Development Day conference will focus on environmental policy in Eastern Europe

22 November 2021
This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on environmental policy in Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on global warming, energy transformation, and energy security.

Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson receive RJ grant for research in metascience

18 November 2021
Congratulations to Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson, Professors of Economics at the Department of Economics, whose project "Metascience" has recently been granted funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

New insights concerning the 1970 nobel prize in literature to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

15 November 2021
Policy brief: The recently declassified proceedings of the Swedish Academy shed new light on why it awarded Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn the literature prize in 1970. His novels reflected unique experiences of many prisoners. The Academy characterized his work as a renewal of the great Russian literary tradition. However...

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.

Martina Björkman has been elected a new member of the European Economic Association Executive Committee

10 November 2021
We are very proud to announce that Martina Björkman, Acting Mistra Professor of Sustainable Markets at MISUM and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics has been elected a new member of the European Economic Association (EEA) Executive Committee. Her term of office will run from January 2022 to December 2024.

The fundamental surplus strikes again

08 November 2021
In a recently published paper, Professor Lars Ljungqvist in the Stockholm School of Economics and Professor Thomas J. Sargent in the New York University further expand their theoretical work on the "fundamental surplus" in matching models.

A user guide of the Polygenic Index Repository

03 November 2021
In a recently published paper, Magnus Johannesson, Professor at the Department of Economics, and several co-authors created and made available a repository of DNA-based predictors, known as Polygenic indixes (PGIs). They also present a novel methodological approach to research analysis involving PGIs.
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