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Democracy in transition – the first 30 years

15 September 2020
Last year marked an important milestone as the world celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first post-communist election in Poland. Despite the latest developments, there is still a large democratic gap between transition countries that became EU members and other transition countries.

New book digs deep into Putin's Russia

10 September 2020
What do we really know about Putin’s Russia? How far will the Russian economy, military prowess and international ambitions go? Torbjörn Becker together with other distinguish researchers and authors provides a basis for assessing Russia's prospects without the distortions caused by fake news and disinformation wars in the new book “Putin’s Russia - Economy, Defence and Foreign Policy” edited by Professor Steven Rosefielde of University of North Carolina.

The importance of remittances

02 September 2020
How important are remittances from migrant workers for the economies of low-income countries? And how does international legislation to prevent illicit financial flows affect the ability to send such remittances?

New faculty and staff at SITE

01 September 2020
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) continues to expand - adding five new members to our great research team. Despite the current circumstances, it is our pleasure to welcome the new members at SITE.

Long-term unemployment on its rise – a blow to the Swedish economy?

31 August 2020
"The longer a person is unemployed, the greater the probability that the individual will not return to work at all. And even if we recover from the pandemic, it is not certain that those people will return", Jesper Roine explains the risk of longterm-unemployment in a recent interview in Dagens industri.

Can government change save Belarus – the last Soviet economy

20 August 2020
SvD Näringsliv recently interviewed Torbjörn Becker – Director of Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics – sharing his impression about the current situation in Belarus and what potential role Russia have in all of this.

Torbjörn Becker in SVT Aktuellt

04 June 2020
Every week, the Swedish state pumps billions in support, grants and investments to keep Sweden in the roll. How can Sweden - which for many years saved money to reduce the central government debt - now offer a gigantic bill of money? Where does all this money come from? Torbjörn Becker explains in the latest episode of SVT Aktuellt.

Cost overrun and procurement competence in Sweden

03 June 2020
Sweden lacks both statistics and skills that enable better procurement. A statement by SITE's researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo in a new report that calls for better education and career opportunities for public procurers in an interview with Dagens Samhälle.

2 MSEK grant for the research project "Legislative reforms and violence against women"

14 May 2020
SITE Researchers Pamela Campa, Elena Paltseva, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Giancarlo Spagnolo were awarded 2 MSEK from Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius foundation and Tore Browaldhs foundation for their research on gender-based violence in Eastern Europe, Sweden and Canada.

Open schools saved Sweden billions of SEK

12 May 2020
In the latest episode from Vetenskapens Värld "The way out of corona", Jesper Roine among many other experts explains what the pandemic measures from the government have cost the Swedish economy. Has Sweden performed better financially compared to the other Nordic countries?
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