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.
What would have happened if Sweden had imposed a lockdown?
19 April 2021
Working paper: SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo together with co-authors compare different indicators of the spread and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, developing a novel method to adjust daily COVID-19 deaths to match weekly excess mortality. Focusing on Sweden, the only country that has good data and did not impose a lockdown. What would have happened if Sweden did impose a lockdown back in 2020?
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.
Selective attention and the importance of types for information campaigns
27 January 2021
Working paper: Can we improve the potential for information to induce individual climate-change curbing action by focusing on individual types? In this paper Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at SITE, and her co-author try to contribute to the understanding of the persistence and increase of meat eating in the face of mounting evidence on the ills of meat production and consumption by considering the role of selective attention and learning.
Last call for papers for Nordic workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, strategy and innovation
17 December 2020
This third invitational hands-on and small-scale research paper workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, innovation and strategy will bring together a small group of researchers from information systems, computer science, operations management, innovation, and strategy. The call for papers closes on 18 December 2020 at 23:59 CET.
Hybrid solution did not affect SSE students’ grades, research shows
26 November 2020
Moving teaching online and reducing in-person interaction did not affect students’ grades, new research from the Stockholm School of Economics shows.
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.
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.