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Explore the latest research from the Swedish House of Finance.
Benefits of Homeownership: Insights from a Swedish Experiment
A new study looks into a unique experiment in Sweden where renters were offered, then unexpectedly denied, the chance to buy their apartments. It offers a rare, data-driven glimpse into the true...
Carbon Pricing Significantly Reduces Emissions: New Study
Carbon pricing accounts for at least a third of emissions reduction from 1991-2015 in Sweden. Without it, emissions would have been 30% higher, underscoring the importance of effective carbon pricing...
Causes and Consequences of Shrinking Stock Markets
Trading plays a vital role in determining share values and fostering competition. But what happens when fewer companies go public, and how does this impact the broader economy?
Why are women earning lower returns from their real estate investments than men?
The gender real estate returns gap can be attributed to lower participation in the professional real estate market and fewer renovations among women, a new study shows. Once these differences are...
ESG Challenges among Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
Many companies and investors profess to prioritize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, but empirical evidence reveals psychological biases in the process of matching investors and...
Are recessions a good time to start a business?
Recessions are often seen as a bad environment for startups but new research suggests that economic downturns can positively impact the survival and growth prospects of innovative ventures. What fuels...
E-Bikes subsidies reduce reliance on cars and cut emissions, but at what cost?
Are e-bike subsidies to reduce carbon emissions worth the cost? SHoF’s Anders Anderson and Columbia University’s Harrison Hong look into the welfare implications of the Nordic country’s e-bike...
Can Stablecoins be Stable?
Working paper by Adrien d’Avernas, Vincent Maurin and Quentin Vandeweyer May 14, 2022.
Analyzing two different ESG drivers: Investor preferences or sustainability ratings?
Spring 2022 saw three momentous events impacting ESG investment. First on everyone’s mind is Russia’s attack on Ukraine; the second was the release of a new UN climate report warning that we are now...
Since You're So Rich, You Must Be Really Smart: Talent, Rent Sharing, and the Finance Wage Premium
Why have compensation levels in Finance risen so much over the last three decades?