Binnur Balkan receives Kuznets Prize from Journal of Population Economics
Binnur Balkan, who recently joined the Department of Economics doctoral program, is co-recipient of the 2017 Kuznets Prize, awarded by the Journal of Population Economics.
The prize is awarded for the article “Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey,” Journal of Population Economics (2016), 29(3), pp. 657-686.
More information about the prize: http://pop.merit.unu.edu/jpop/kuznets-prize/
Anna Dreber Almenberg Promoted to Professor
Anna Dreber Almenberg has been promoted to full Professor in economics. Her research has for instance helped inform us of many issues in behavioral economics and how our preferences regarding risk and altruism are formed. Her research has rapidly gained a substantial impact and she has published in leading journals like American Economic Review, Nature and Science.
The professorship is linked to an endowed chair that has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Johan Björkman Foundation.
Albin Erlanson joins the department for a three year Wallander post doc. Albin did his PhD in Lund and joins us after a stint in Bonn. He’s working in economic theory (http://erlanson.weebly.com/) and will be teaching a master-level course on mechanism and market design as well as micro at the retail bachelor.
Veronika Horváthová will work in a position as combined RA/TA during this academic year. Veronika has a bachelor from Charles University in Prague and has just finished her first year of the master program here at SSE.
Mark Bernard will be a part-time visiting researcher with the department during the 2016-17 academic year. Mark did his PhD at SSE in 2012 and after work as assistant professor at Goethe in Frankfurt he is now with the Swedish telecoms regulator PTS (https://sites.google.com/site/markbernard1984/home). He has broad interests in game theory and experimental economics and more recently regulatory issues.
Kerem Cosar has moved to University of Virginia to a position as Associate Professor with tenure. Kerem was a very appreciated member of the faculty and while we’re sad to see him leave wish him all the luck with his continued career.
My Hedlin has been highly appreciated as RA/TA during the previous academic year. We wish her all the best as she moves to pursue a PhD at EUI in Florence.
The Department of Economics is announcing a full time combined position as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant. The position is of limited duration – starting on August 15 and lasting until next summer, at longest to August 1, 2017.
You will be offered an office and be part of the research environment at the department.
You will have an interest in research and some familiarity with statistical programs, in particular with STATA. You will have at least a Bachelor's degree by the time that the position starts but more advanced studies are a merit. Some knowledge of Swedish is also a merit but not an absolute requirement.
Send your application by May 3 to Pia Ylinen (firstname.lastname@example.org), to whom also questions are directed.
We are happy to announce that Erik Lindqvist at the Department of Economics was promoted to tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty and Program Board meeting on April 25, 2016.
Malin Skanelid joins the department as administrative assistant
The department is happy to welcome Malin Skanelid. Malin will join us till August 2017, while administrative assistant Idha Hobro is on maternity leave.
Winner of Economics Job Market Best Paper Award
PhD student Luca Facchinello, Department of Economics, receives the Economics Job Market Best Paper Award 2015 for the paper "The Impact of Early Grading on Academic Choices: Mechanisms and Social Implications"
Max Groneck joins the department as post doc
We are happy to welcome Max Groneck as a post doc in our department. Max has a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne, where he also held a post doc position. His interests are in the fields of dynamic macroeconomics and public finance, and he has a strong background in computational economics.
My Hedlin joins the department as TA/RA for the 2015/16 academic year
The department is happy to welcome My Hedlin in a position as combined TA/RA for the coming academic year. She has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Economics from SSE, as well as a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology.
Kerem Cosar and Federica Romei new Assistant Professors at Department of Economics
We're happy to announce that Kerem Cosar and Federica Romei have accepted positions as Assistant Professors in tenure-track at Department of Economics, starting in August. Kerem Cosar holds a PhD from Penn State and is currently Assistant Professor with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His interest cover a broad set of issues in international economics and macroeconomics. Federica Romei holds a PhD from LUISS Guido Carli and is currently a Max Weber and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. Her research focuses on monetary economics and international macroeconomics. We're grateful to the Tore Browaldh Foundation for supporting the recruitment.
Söderbergska priset 2015
Söderbergska priset inom ekonomiska vetenskaper 2015 tilldelas Tore Ellingsen och Magnus Johannesson, båda vid Nationalekonomiska institutionen,
E. Glen Weyl gives minicourse on Price Theory and Industrial Organization
Assistant Professor Weyl, University of Chicago, gives a mini-course targeted to PhD students and active researchers on May 11 and May 12 2015 at the Stockholm School of Economics. Professor Weyl’s work has rapidly had an important impact, for instance on how we think of Upward Pricing Pressure (UPP) in mergers. He is currently one leave from Chicago and working as a researcher at Microsoft Research. More information and an invitation is found here http://www.hhs.se/en/Research/Departments/DE/minicourses/
Mark Sanctuary will join the department as a Wallander post doc
Starting in January Mark Sanctuary will join the department as a Wallander post doc for a period of three years. Mark’s research focuses on international trade and environmental economics. He has for instance worked on trade and climate policy, the impact on energy prices on offshoring, and on voluntary environmental labeling. He defended his theses at SU in 2013 and has since been a post-doc at the Beijer institute. Before moving to Sweden, Mark worked at the United Nations Environment Program´s Economics and Trade Branch in Geneva and also has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University.
Jesper Lindé has been appointed to adjunct Professor at the Economics department
Jesper is currently head of the Research Department of the Riksbank after having moved back to Sweden after a number of years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Jesper has been working on a number of different topics in monetary economics and his research profile is a great addition to the department http://www.riksbank.se/en/The-Riksbank/Research/People/People/Linde-Jesper/.
Associate Professor Johanna Wallenius from the Stockholm School of Economics is appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellow
Wallenberg Academy Fellow is the largest private investment in young researchers in Sweden. Johanna Wallenius will investigate how countries should design their economic policies to boost employment, focusing on three different policy instruments: the higher education system, the government provision of family services and pension programs. The grant totals between SEK 5 and 9 million per researcher for a period of five years depending on research area.