David Domeij has been appointed the Eva and Mats Qviberg Professor in Economics
10 March 2023
David Domeij, professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), has been appointed the Eva and Mats Qviberg Professor in Economics.
Vacancy: Research Assistant positions at the Department of Economics
09 March 2023
The Department of Economics is announcing up to three fulltime positions as a Research Assistant. The primary task of the RA will be to assist faculty at the Department of Economics in research related tasks.
Magnus Johannesson among the best scientists in the world, according to new ranking
08 March 2023
SSE Professor Magnus Johannesson is ranked as one of the world’s best scientists in the arena of Economics and Finance, according to Research.com. He shares this honor with several Nobel Laureates.
The Department of Economics welcomes Jaakko Meriläinen as a new faculty and researcher at SSE
16 February 2023
We are delighted to welcome a new researcher to the Economics Department, Jaakko Meriläinen, who will start as an Assistant professor at the department after the summer.
Two Master students in Economics have won an award from the Swedish Gender Equality Agency
13 February 2023
The Swedish Gender Equality Agency's thesis competition was organized for the first time in 2021. The content related criterion for participation in the competition is that the essay contributes to knowledge about gender equality policy or social development based on the ambitions of gender equality policy.
Myrdal Prize 2022 goes to the Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Economics - Ulrika Ahrsjö
13 February 2023
The prize was established in 1983 as a tribute to Professor Gunnar Myrdal on his 85th birthday. The Myrdal Prize is awarded each year by Swedbank for the best article of the year in the Swedish Economic Association's journal Ekonomisk Debatt.
Birth versus worth: how does the Indian caste system affect entrepreneurship?
09 February 2023
Misallocation of resources explains much of the productivity differences across countries, but the role of informal institutions in this misallocation has been little documented. In a recently published paper, Sampreet Goraya, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, brings evidence that the Indian caste system has a distortionary effect on capital and talent allocation in the economy.
Researchers at the Department of Economics receive funding
22 December 2022
Robert Östling, Ulrika Ahrsjö, Chloe Nibourel and Mark Voorneveld, at the Department of Economics at SSE, receive funding for their respective research projects.
Carl Bennet and Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation sponsor professorship in sustainability studies
28 November 2022
Carl Bennet and the Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg Foundation join forces to sponsor a new professorship at the Stockholm School of Economics. This enables internationally acclaimed Martina Björkman Nyqvist to continue her important research on development economics and children’s health and education as the new Carl Bennet & Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in Economics.
Abhijeet Singh awarded 1.5 million Euros by the European Research Council to study social inclusion in Indian schools
25 November 2022
Abhijeet Singh, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Affiliated Researcher at Misum, has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project studying social inclusion in private schools in India. His research project is one of only twelve in Sweden to receive the grant this year.