Alexandra Polivanova on political repressions in Russia and the work of Memorial
07 December 2022
Alexandra Polivanova on political repressions in Russia and the work of Memorial, Russian civil society organization and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Julia Delin takes on the role as CEO of SSE Ventures – the search for a new CEO for SSE Business Lab begins
01 December 2022
Since 2019 Julia Delin has led and developed SSE Business Lab as CEO. She has recently successfully completed the first stage of fundraising for the School's new investment fund, SSE Ventures. As Julia moves to the CEO role at SSE Ventures full time, the search for a new CEO for SSE Business Lab has been initiated.
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.
SSE and KTH expand their endeavor into student entrepreneurship
08 September 2022
Even bigger steps towards the goal of getting more students to form companies are being taken by the Stockholm School of Economics and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The schools are strengthening their joint program and are assisted by the entrepreneurs behind Budbee, Estrid and PocketLaw, as well as investors from Summa Equity and Kinnevik.
Unique initiative to increase diversity in the business sector
06 September 2022
Talent exists everywhere, but opportunities do not. The F1RST program, led by Daniel Sachs Foundation and the Stockholm School of Economics together with several key figures in the business community, strives to increase diversity in business schools and in the business sector.
Domestic violence legislation - Awareness and support in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine
10 June 2022
SITE and FREE Network researchers investigate the factors that correlate with awareness and support for domestic violence legislation in Latvia, Russia and Ukraine, three countries that introduced recent reforms. The working paper is based on a cross-country survey on perceptions and prevalence of domestic and gender-based violence conducted within the FROGEE project.
Economic and social context of domestic violence: Research shared at the 2022 FROGEE conference
07 June 2022
This brief summarizes the research papers presented at the 2022 FROGEE conference “Economic and Social Context of Domestic Violence”, which took place on May 11, 2022. It was organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the FREE Network.
Gender-based violence in conflict
30 May 2022
The eruption of war exposes women to increased gender-based violence, in the immediate conflict area as well as in the countries where they seek refuge. Acknowledging the specific conflict-related risks that women face is important, in order to target interventions, especially considering that the actors that sit at peace negotiation tables are predominantly or exclusively men.
Highlights from the event "Economic and social context of domestic violence"
16 May 2022
What are the consequences of domestic violence? What are the factors behind domestic violence? How does war affect the prevalence of gender violence in conflict areas and post conflicts? On 11 May 2022, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the FREE Network hosted a hybrid conference focused on 'Economic and social context of domestic violence' with a special panel session on ‘Dimensions of gender-based violence in military conflicts’.
Gender-based violence and the Ukraine conflict
09 May 2022
Everybody is deeply shaken by the horror of war, but there are some gender differences in the type of harm that individuals face. Acknowledging the specific risk that women face during wartime in order to target interventions is important, especially considering that often the actors that sit at peace negotiation tables are exclusively men. Pamela Campa, Assistant Professor at Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the risks that women face during a war conflict.