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New publication | The Impact of Stock Price Fragility on Corporate Financial Behavior: Evidence and Implications

13 February 2024
This paper, written by Professor Richard Friberg and co-authors, investigates how firms adjust their financial strategies in response to changes in exposure to non-fundamental price movements, known as stock price fragility. Through theoretical modeling and empirical analysis, we explore the implications of stock price fragility on corporate cash holdings, investment decisions, and liquidity management.

Lina Thomas: latest PhD graduate at the Department of Economics

13 December 2023
Department of Economics is proud to present its latest PhD graduate: Lina Thomas. She has successfully defended her thesis on the 11th of December, and we congratulate her on this momentous achievement. Congratulations, Lina!

SSE students win first and second prizes in Swedish Competition Authority's annual thesis competition

01 December 2023
In the annual thesis competition organized by the Swedish Competition Authority, students from the Department of Economics at SSE have achieved notable success. The first prize in the economics category was awarded to William Stålhök and Knut Örnéus for their thesis on wind power production and strategic withholding. Additionally, Herman Rogefors and William Karlsson, also from Department of Economics, secured the second prize for their thesis exploring wind power investment incentives in Sweden.

Johanna Rickne receives the Assar Lindbeck Medal 2023

29 November 2023
The Assar Lindbeck Medal 2023 is awarded to professors Johanna Rickne, affiliated professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and professor at Stockholm University, and Olle Folke, professor at Uppsala University. The prize honors Assar Lindbeck's diverse and groundbreaking contributions to economic research and is given every two years to researchers in Sweden under 45 who have significantly contributed to economic thinking and knowledge.

New publication | On the trajectory of discrimination: A meta-analysis and forecasting survey capturing 44 years of field experiments on gender and hiring decisions

20 November 2023
A meta-analysis of field audits of gender gaps in application outcomes between 1976 and 2020 found that the discrimination of women for male-typed and balanced jobs decreased over time. Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson, Professors at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-authors publish a new article in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Taxation, Labor Supply, and Retirement Behavior: A Glimpse into Johanna Wallenius' Career and Research, Featured in Talouselämä Magazine

15 November 2023
In an interview with Talouselämä Magazine, Johanna Wallenius, Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at SSE, explores her career and research, revealing the influence of Nobel Laureate Edward Prescott's work on taxation and labor supply on her professional journey. Emphasizing her focus on retirement behavior.

Anna Dreber new member of the board of the Danish National Research Foundation

09 November 2023
Anna Dreber, Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at SSE, has been appointed member of the board of the Danish National Research Foundation. The appointment starts on January 1, 2024.

Chloe Nibourel at SSE wins CIVICA research poster award

30 October 2023
Early-stage researcher Chloe Nibourel from SSE is delighted to have won the award for best research poster at the CIVICA Research Conference 2023. The poster, and the brilliant presentation of her paper "How do voters and parties respond to the radical right?" impressed the jury at Sciences Po in Paris.

New study examines the foreign influences shaping Sweden’s economy

23 October 2023
With 73% of Sweden's economy influenced by international shocks, policymakers and businesses require strategic adaptability – especially in light of the recent interest rate hikes by central banks around the world. In a study conducted for the Sveriges Riksbank, researcher Lina Thomas sheds light on Sweden's deep economic interdependencies on global events.

New publication | Pre-electoral coalitions and the distribution of political power

12 October 2023
Pre-electoral coalitions in Finland often form between parties of similar size and ideology, strategically influencing power distribution and potentially broadening the representation of citizen preferences through increased leadership opportunities for smaller parties and a more dispersed seat distribution. Jaakko Meriläinen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-authors publish new article in Public Choice.
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