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.
Mapping and contesting peer selection in digitalized public sector benchmarking
16 September 2022
New research from the Department of Accounting explores how digitalization influence the peer selection process in public sector benchmarking.
The productive accountant as (un-)wanted self: Realizing the ambivalent role of productivity measures in accountants’ identity work
23 August 2022
A new study explores the identity-related challenges that accountants with a strong business partner identity might face when being confronted with strict productivity measures.
Artificial intelligence both substitutes and complements human capabilities
01 June 2022
The best possible future for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the workplace sees AI- related skills like data science being paired with quintessential human skills such as creativity, empathy, and interpersonal communication. This according to a new study from the Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Geneva.
Business school education, motivation, and young adults' stock market participation
11 April 2022
New research from Department of Accounting faculty examines whether business school education increases students’ stock market participation.
Applying History II now available
15 February 2022
The anthology with student essays from SSE's course in Applied History is now in print.
Boosting the Creation of Jobs in African Economies: What can Policy do?
10 February 2022
In a recently published paper, Céline Zipfel, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), and Andrea Smurra (UCL), presents facts on labor markets in Africa and discusses policy priorities for boosting the creation of salaried jobs for young adults.
New evidence on inequalities in education in low and middle-income countries
07 February 2022
Socioeconomic status and test scores are important predictors of educational attainment gaps in rich countries. Associate Professor Abhijeet Singh from the Economics Department of the Stockholm School of Economics and his co-authors present new evidence on inequalities in education in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).
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.