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Navigating market exits: Companies’ responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

22 May 2024
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, led to global condemnation and sanctions. International companies were pressured to exit Russia. This policy brief examines which companies left, using data from the LeaveRussia project, and focuses on Swedish businesses that announced withdrawal but were still found in Russia. It also analyzes how these revelations affected their stock prices and investor reactions.

Would electing more women make the U.S. Congress less polarized?

16 May 2024
This policy brief examines the belief that electing more women to the U.S. Congress would reduce partisan gridlocks. It shows that while Republican women historically cooperated more with Democrats, this was due to ideological proximity rather than gender. Among Democrats, women cooperate less with the opposite party than men. Furthermore, recent years have seen a narrowing of ideological differences along gender-lines among Republicans, reducing gender-based cooperation disparities.

Navigating environmental policy consistency amidst political change

15 May 2024
Europe, like other parts of the world, currently grapples with the dual challenges of environmental change and democratic backsliding. In a context marked by rising populism, misinformation, and political manipulation, designing credible sustainable climate policies is more important than ever. The 2024 annual Energy Talk, organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), gathered experts to bring insight into these challenges and explore potential solutions for enhancing green politics.

Nuclear renaissance: Powering Sweden’s climate policy

17 April 2024
Sweden's government aims to build new nuclear reactors by 2045 to achieve net zero emissions. This policy brief, written by Julius Andersson (SITE), compares this plan to France's successful 1970s nuclear expansion but notes significant differences: Sweden's existing low-carbon energy, cheaper alternatives, and higher nuclear costs today suggest that the benefits of new reactors may be modest and costly.

Sanctions on Russia: Getting the facts right

18 March 2024
Sanctions play a crucial role in curbing Russia's ambitions & ending the war on Ukraine, yet their strategic importance is often overlooked. In this policy brief, experts from SITE, KSE, SSE Riga, CREA, Uppsala University and Beijer Institute sheds light on sanctions' complexities against Russia's aggression.

Closing the gender data gap

08 March 2024
To highlight the International Women's Day, researchers from Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) have compiled a brief overview of studies that have changed the view of economic differences between women and men. The policy brief illustrates the importance of the need for better data in order to effectively design policies that can reduce disparities.

Trending? Social media attention on Russia’s war in Ukraine

20 February 2024
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine unfolds, global interest peaks. This brief, by SITE researchers Maria Perrotta Berlin and Jonathan Lehne, examines X (formerly Twitter) trends in 62 nations, shedding light on public engagement amidst geopolitical upheaval. Insights into when and why the conflict captures international attention are explored, offering nuanced understanding of global consciousness dynamics.

What is the evidence on the Swedish “paternity leave” policy?

05 February 2024
Since 1995, Sweden has allocated increasing parental leave to both parents, encouraging fathers' involvement. Pamela Campa, researcher from SITE, analyzes Sweden's parental leave policies, revealing diverse impacts on parental roles and gender attitudes.

Ukrainian refugees: Who returns and why?

02 February 2024
Following the Russian invasion, 60% of the 17 million Ukrainian refugees have returned home. Family connections, educational prospects, and a commitment to rebuilding are key drivers, according to a recent study by Ilona Sologoub, VoxUkraine editor and FREE Network affiliate.

How to undermine Russia’s war capacity: Insights from SITE 2023 Development Day

19 January 2024
The Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE) invited researchers and stakeholders to SITE's 2023 Development Day conference to discuss how to undermine Russia’s capacity to wage war. This policy brief shortly summarizes the featured presentations and discussions.
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