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New publication | On the trajectory of discrimination: A meta-analysis and forecasting survey capturing 44 years of field experiments on gender and hiring decisions

20 November 2023
A meta-analysis of field audits of gender gaps in application outcomes between 1976 and 2020 found that the discrimination of women for male-typed and balanced jobs decreased over time. Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson, Professors at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-authors publish a new article in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Pamela Campa receives one of the Christiaan Huygens Reproduction and Replication Prizes

26 October 2023
Congratulations to Pamela Campa (SITE) and her co-authors for receiving one of the Christiaan Huygens Reproduction and Replication Prizes for their research reproduction work, which delves into the intriguing realms of gender differences in cooperation within the U.S. Congress.

Does foreign aid foster female empowerment?

16 October 2023
A 2023 study by SITE researchers explores the overlooked link between foreign aid and female empowerment. Using aid project data and surveys, it reveals a modest but significant positive effect on various aspects of women's empowerment. Read the policy brief to learn more!

Startups defy the recession: 10 new companies admitted to SSE Business Lab

16 October 2023
The increasingly tough economic climate is inspiring innovation among this year’s startups, which focus on solving pressing problems. After the last round of admissions for the year, SSE Business Lab is betting on ten new companies.

FROGEE and SITE celebrates Nobel prize to Claudia Goldin for her studies on gender inequality in the labor market

10 October 2023
Yesterday on 9th of October, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences was bestowed upon Prof. Claudia Goldin of Harvard University for her pioneering work on women's labor market evolution. FROGEE and SITE extends heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Goldin for this esteemed recognition.

Insights and research shared at the 2023 FREE Network retreat in Visby

05 October 2023
On 8-10 September, 2023, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the FREE Network hosted the annual Retreat in Visby to discuss its institutes’ respective work of research areas, from politics to climate change to consumer behavior and joint efforts within the Network.

Key takeaways from the FROGEE Conference "The playing field in academia: Why are women still underrepresented?"

27 September 2023
In the 20th century, women's presence grew in academia and other high-skilled professions, yet disparities persist. This brief highlights the key takeaways from the conference organized by the Centre of Economic Analysis (CenEA), together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) on 21-22 June, 2023, in Warsaw.

Impact of foreign aid on women's empowerment

31 August 2023
In this working paper, forthcoming in the Journal of Development Studies, researchers from SITE examines foreign aid's influence on women's empowerment in Malawi using geo-coded data. Positive impacts are observed, but context matters—gender-targeted aid varies in efficacy across communities.

HOI research | Closing the gender gap: how simple interventions can influence salary negotiations

13 July 2023
Recent research explores gender disparities in salary negotiations, revealing that simple interventions can influence intended salary requests of both men and women. This research provides both valuable insights into the dynamics of gender inequality in the workplace and offers potential solutions to address this persistent issue.

Johanna Rickne receives SNS Prize 2023 for outstanding research on gender equality and societal impact

30 June 2023
Johanna Rickne, Affiliated Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, has been awarded the prestigious SNS Prize 2023 for her outstanding research on economic and political gender equality.