Sons are favored in family firms – but daughters do better
28 April 2022
Sons are much likelier than daughters to take over the family firm – despite the fact that businesses run by daughters outperform those run by sons. This according to new research from the Stockholm School of Economics and Jönköping International Business School.
Anna Dreber Almenberg has been appointed editor at the Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics
21 February 2022
We are very proud to announce that Anna Dreber Almenberg, Johan Björkman Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, has been appointed editor at the recently launched Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics
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.
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.
Abhijeet Singh new Associate Editor at The Economic Journal
24 September 2021
We are very proud to announce that Associate Professor Abhijeet Singh at the Department of Economics has been appointed Associate Editor of The Economic Journal, one of the leading journals in economics.
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.