Can Increased Textbook Usage Affect Student Learning in Low-Income Countries
06 May 2020
Anders Olofsgård (Associate Professor at SITE) together with co-authors Jean-Benoit Falisse and Marieke Huysentruyt studied the impact of a simple “textbooks for self-study” incentive scheme targeting primary school students in DRC.
New research: AI is an innovation game-changer
28 April 2020
Design is central to innovation. It refers to the way that people create ideas and solve problems. So far, innovation has been something that human beings alone do. But more recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has slowly begun to be used in innovation, saving people from doing the work of innovation, and freeing up human ingenuity to focus on the bigger picture of why we innovate.
New research: why are mobile phones so important for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?
15 April 2020
Syrian refugees living in Lebanon today are facing limited freedom of movement, limited access to services, and constrained labor rights. For these people, mobile phones serve as essential tools for rebuilding social networks shattered by involuntary displacement.
New research: “the decentered translation of management ideas”
15 April 2020
New research on innovation explores how management ideas change workplace practices while workplace practices change management ideas.
Women in Power: Unpopular, unwilling or held back?
08 March 2020
Sweden is considered one of the most gender equal countries but the question remains whether there are still challenges when it comes to gender equality in Sweden. We interviewed Pamela Campa (Assistant Professor at SITE) where she shares her reflections on why there are still few women in power in Sweden.
Prostitution and Violence - Evidence from Sweden
09 December 2019
Working paper: What are the consequences of the “Nordic Model” of prostitution legislation adopted in Sweden in 1999? This working paper focuses on various measures of violence, distinguishing between known and unknown perpetrator, indoor and outdoor crimes, and on health outcomes such as hospitalizations.
Corrupting Cartels: An Overview of the Petrobras Case
15 November 2019
Working paper: This paper aims to describe the corruption case and the connected cartels that affected one of the biggest Brazilian companies by analyzing how the cartel members acted and the contracts affected or potentially affected by the illegal activity.
Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers: A Short Survey
22 October 2019
Working paper: Whistleblower reward programs, or “bounty regimes”, are increasingly used in the United States. According to Professor Spagnolo and his co-auhtor, the effectiveness of these programs has been questioned, and empirical evidence on their effectiveness have been scarce likely due to their relatively recent introduction.
New research: companies should regularly dust off their knowledge shelves
26 August 2019
Is it possible to use old knowledge to create new inventions? New research on knowledge recombination from House of Innovation researcher Holmer Kok suggests that so is the case.
Russia’s macroeconomy — a closer look at growth, investment, and uncertainty
28 June 2019
Working paper: This paper looks at economic growth and its fundamental determinants in Russia over the last decades. It starts by showing that, contrary to the views of some political commentators, growth is highly important for the popularity of president Putin.