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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.

How do replications affect the citation rate of existing literature?

30 September 2021
Replication of existing research is considered an essential practice of the scientific process as – ideally – it promotes robust results and gradually disposes of those that fail to hold up to further scrutiny. However, in his newly published paper, SSE PhD student Felix Schafmeister finds that replication failure and success do not affect citation dynamics.

Abhijeet Singh new Associate Editor at The Economic Journal

24 September 2021
We are very proud to announce that Associate Professor Abhijeet Singh at the Department of Economics has been appointed Associate Editor of The Economic Journal, one of the leading journals in economics.

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance high in low- and middle-income countries

18 August 2021
New evidence to support prioritizing vaccine distribution to low- and middle-income countries to expand global immunization coverage.

Organizing Time Exchanges: Lessons from Matching Markets

04 May 2021
The Erasmus Program in Europe and the Tuition Fee Exchange in the US are just two examples of time exchange markets. Despite existing for decades, these markets experience a whole set of issues such as coordination problems and imbalanced outcomes. In this recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, and coauthors construct a non-manipulative mechanism, that maximizes exchanges among participating agents.