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New study from Department of Economics on design heterogeneity in PNAS

01 June 2023
New study on ‘design heterogeneity’ highlights the limits of generalizability and informativeness of individual experimental designs.

Does wealth make you happier and healthier?

23 May 2023
Does wealth make you happier and healthier? What lifestyle changes do people make when faced with a sudden increase in wealth? Listen to the latest episode of our podcast Sound Economy and find out.

Russia’s data warfare

18 April 2023
In this brief SITE researchers, Anna Anisimova and Cecilia Smitt Meyer, present a short overview of some of the most important statistics on Russia’s economic performance no longer publicly available. They also discuss some alternative measures to track the Russian economy which can be used to provide more accurate assessments of the effect of sanctions and thus reduce the impact of Russia’s data warfare.

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.

Prof Emer Sven-Erik Sjöstrand officially launched his most recent study and book “Ägarstyrning"

11 April 2023
On Thursday March 30, Professor Emeritus at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sven-Erik Sjöstrand, officially launched his most recent study and book “Ägarstyrning, en närstudie av ägarnas insatser och handlingsutrymmen i de stora svenska företagen”. The book was highlighted at a well-attended event in the aula followed by networking, drinks and light refreshments in the atrium.

Lars E.O. Svensson: Central Banking Revolutionary

15 March 2023
The IMF publication Finance & Development profiles former Swedish central banker Lars E.O. Svensson, Affiliated Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.

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.

Myrdal Prize 2022 goes to the Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Economics - Ulrika Ahrsjö

13 February 2023
The prize was established in 1983 as a tribute to Professor Gunnar Myrdal on his 85th birthday. The Myrdal Prize is awarded each year by Swedbank for the best article of the year in the Swedish Economic Association's journal Ekonomisk Debatt.

Birth versus worth: how does the Indian caste system affect entrepreneurship?

09 February 2023
Misallocation of resources explains much of the productivity differences across countries, but the role of informal institutions in this misallocation has been little documented. In a recently published paper, Sampreet Goraya, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, brings evidence that the Indian caste system has a distortionary effect on capital and talent allocation in the economy.

How should the reconstruction of Ukraine be financed and organized?

16 January 2023
Did you miss the chance to attend the book launch event "Rebuilding Ukraine: Principles and policies" presented by Torbjörn Becker, Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Veronika Movchan on 11 January? Watch the recordings to learn more about their framework for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction co-written together with leading scholars and experts.