SSE professor serves on Minister for Finance's economic council
21 March 2022
Robert Östling, Professor of Economics at SSE, is one of six members on Finansministerns ekonomiska råd (the Minister for Finance's economic council). The economic council will provide Sweden’s Minister for Finance, Mikael Damberg, with policy advice on current economic and scientific issues.
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).
Robert Östling receives the Assar Lindbeck Medal
14 December 2021
The Assar Lindbeck Medal 2021 is awarded to professors Robert Östling and Erik Lindqvist, active at the Stockholm School of Economics respectively the Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University. The award, in honor of Assar Lindbeck's diverse and pioneering economic research efforts, is awarded every two years to researchers under the age of 45 who are active in Sweden, which have contributed significantly to economic thinking and economic knowledge.
Abhijeet Singh winner of SSE Corporate Partners’ Research Award 2021
06 December 2021
Associate Professor Abhijeet Singh has been awarded the SSE Corporate Partners’ Research Award 2021 for his empirical studies of education polices. The award, which amounts to 100,000 SEK, was presented by SSE President Lars Strannegård.
Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson receive RJ grant for research in metascience
18 November 2021
Congratulations to Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson, Professors of Economics at the Department of Economics, whose project "Metascience" has recently been granted funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Martina Björkman has been elected a new member of the European Economic Association Executive Committee
10 November 2021
We are very proud to announce that Martina Björkman, Acting Mistra Professor of Sustainable Markets at MISUM and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics has been elected a new member of the European Economic Association (EEA) Executive Committee. Her term of office will run from January 2022 to December 2024.
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.
A user guide of the Polygenic Index Repository
03 November 2021
In a recently published paper, Magnus Johannesson, Professor at the Department of Economics, and several co-authors created and made available a repository of DNA-based predictors, known as Polygenic indixes (PGIs). They also present a novel methodological approach to research analysis involving PGIs.