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What has happened to the Russian economy since 2000?

05 March 2020
Although significant growth has been achieved since 2000, all of this came in the first two tenures of Putin in the Kremlin during the increasing oil prices. But is Russia still a hostage to the whims of international oil market?

Transition is (still) not a done deal

28 February 2020
SITE's Director, Torbjörn Becker, shares his thoughts and reflection on a Baltic Rim Economies article about 30 years after the first post-communist election in Poland, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and EU's integration for many post-communist countries.

Pamela Campa: No data-based evidence that gender quotas decrease the “quality” of politicians

17 January 2020
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 SITE's Academic Conference 2019

15 January 2020
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

19 December 2019
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 Olofsgård's interview with Radiokorrespondenterna

18 December 2019
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?"

29 November 2019
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

26 November 2019
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

21 November 2019
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?

04 November 2019
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.

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