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.
Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement
03 May 2021
In a recently published paper, Professor Tommy Andersson, Affiliated Professor at Department of Economics, together with co-authors developed an innovative software tool, Annie™ Moore, integrating machine learning and integer optimization to support a US resettlement agency with their matching operations.
Does the mode of teaching influence learning outcomes?
26 April 2021
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic put higher education institutions in front of a tremendous challenge: how to provide quality education, while guarantying students and faculty safety? SSE PhD students Erik Merkus and Felix Schafmeister, provide evidence on whether being assigned to online tutorials vis-à-vis attending them in classroom affect students’ learning outcomes.
All the bottles in one basket? Evaluating the effect of intra-industry diversification on risk
15 April 2021
A new method to evaluate the effect of product portfolio composition on risk. Richard Friberg publishes new article in Long Range Planning.
India's new National Education Policy: Evidence and challenges
13 April 2021
Could India's new education policy help deal with the "learning crisis" where gains in schooling have not translated into basic skills. Abhijeet Singh (with Karthik Muralidharan) publishes new article in Science.
New publications by faculty at the Department of Economics
06 April 2021
Windfall gains increase stock market participation, US social security have large depressing effect on married women’s employment and there is no association between the 2D:4D digit ratio and self-employment.