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How do replications affect the citation rate of existing literature?

30 September 2021
Replication of existing research is considered an essential practice of the scientific process as – ideally – it promotes robust results and gradually disposes of those that fail to hold up to further scrutiny. However, in his newly published paper, SSE PhD student Felix Schafmeister finds that replication failure and success do not affect citation dynamics.

A fresh look at whistleblower rewards

18 June 2021
Working paper: In recent years we have seen a rapid increase in legislation governing, protecting, and rewarding whistleblowers. More recently, EU enacted a directive protecting whistleblowers, the US has gone one step further long ago. In this paper, SITE researchers review the evidence for the effectiveness of US whistleblower reward programs and consider some recent novelties.

House of Innovation research article certified among journal’s top cited papers

10 May 2021
Research authored by House of Innovation researchers has recently been certified by the Journal of Product Innovation Management as a top cited article. Congratulations to these researchers!

Organizing Time Exchanges: Lessons from Matching Markets

04 May 2021
The Erasmus Program in Europe and the Tuition Fee Exchange in the US are just two examples of time exchange markets. Despite existing for decades, these markets experience a whole set of issues such as coordination problems and imbalanced outcomes. In this recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, and coauthors construct a non-manipulative mechanism, that maximizes exchanges among participating agents.

Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement

03 May 2021
In a recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, together with co-authors developed an innovative software tool, Annie™ Moore, integrating machine learning and integer optimization to support a US resettlement agency with their matching operations.

Does the mode of teaching influence learning outcomes?

26 April 2021
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic put higher education institutions in front of a tremendous challenge: how to provide quality education, while guarantying students and faculty safety? SSE PhD students Erik Merkus and Felix Schafmeister, provide evidence on whether being assigned to online tutorials vis-à-vis attending them in classroom affect students’ learning outcomes.

All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk

15 April 2021
A new method to evaluate the effect of product portfolio composition on risk. Richard Friberg publishes new article in Long Range Planning.

India's new National Education Policy: Evidence and challenges

13 April 2021
Could India's new education policy help deal with the "learning crisis" where gains in schooling have not translated into basic skills. Abhijeet Singh (with Karthik Muralidharan) publishes new article in Science.

Surprised by wirecard? Enablers of corporate wrongdoing in Europe

09 April 2021
Working paper: The last two decades have uncovered a concerning range of corporate wrongdoing by large European firms in a wide variety of industries. What has driven European firms to engage in such systematic wrongdoing? In this article, SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo and co-author Theo Nyreröd use data on US investigations to identify the European countries hosting most corporate wrongdoers.

New publications by faculty at the Department of Economics

06 April 2021
Windfall gains increase stock market participation, US social security have large depressing effect on married women’s employment and there is no association between the 2D:4D digit ratio and self-employment.