No data-based evidence that gender quotas decrease the “quality” of politicians
How acute is the issue of gender inequality in politics in the world today? And what is the world losing from the under-representation of women in politics? Pamela Campa, Assistant Professor at SITE, explains the issue behind gender inequality in politics in a recent interview by European Dialogue: Expert Group.
Highlights from Academic Conference 2019
On December 16 and 17, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics hosted the annual Academic Conference at the Stockholm School of Economics that brought together researchers and scholars in economics and political science from all over Europe and North America contributing to a better understanding of the political economy of Eastern Europe.
SITE secures funding until 2024
The Swedish Government in collaboration with major businesses have decided to renew the financing agreement to support the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics until the end of 2024.
Anders Olofsgårds interview with Radiokorrespondenterna
What significance does the money that migrants from different countries sends to their countries of origins have? Anders Olofsgård, Deputy Director at Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, answer this question in the latest episode of Radiokorrespondenterna, Sveriges Radio P1.
2.1 MSEK grant for the research project "Penalties in cash or in kind?"
SITE researcher Pamela Campa and Lucija Muehlenbachs, from University of Calgary, won 2.1 MSEK from FORMAS annual grant for Research and Development early career projects.
Highlights from Development Day conference 2019 - The State of Democracy in Eastern Europe
This year's edition of the annual Development Day conference were centred around the current political and business climate in the Eastern European region, throwing light on new developments in the past few years, strides towards and away from democracy, and the challenges as well as possible policy solutions emanating from those.
Breaking the bonds of criminal gangs with leniency
The Swedish government is once again evaluating leniency to break criminal gangs, according to news agency TT. But can the government break the culture of silence around criminal gangs in Sweden? What are the risk and consequences of being a government witness? Professor Giancarlo Spagnolo and Assistant Professor Maria Perrotta Berlin shared their insights on this topic.
How can Sweden promote democratic development in the east
What are the consequences of weak political checks and balances, corruption and authoritarianism in Eastern Europe? What are the opportunities for peace and cooperation in Europe overall? These are some of the questions highlighted in this year’s edition of SITE’s Development Day conference.
Anders Olofsgård in an interview with Omvärlden
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Anders Olofsgård, Associate Professor at SITE, shares his insights and thoughts in an interview with the Swedish news media Omvärlden.
SITE is hiring
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics invites applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant and associate professor level.