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The Department of Economics welcomes five new faculty and researchers to SSE

29 March 2021
We are delighted to welcome five new researchers to the Economics Department, including three new Assistant Professors (tenure-track) and two postdoctoral researchers (fixed term).

Insightful teaching in Advanced Math awarded Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Autumn 2020

19 March 2021
Jörgen Weibull, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Economics, receives the award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Autumn 2020. Congratulations!

The SNS Economic Policy Council 2021: “Support the European Commission’s proposal to regulate digital markets”

03 March 2021
The European Commission has presented a proposal to regulate digital markets. This proposal targets dominant platforms and imposes far- reaching restrictions against self-preferencing and obligations to share data. In “The SNS Economic Policy Council Report 2021: Digitalization and Competition” published February 26 by SNS, four researchers argue that Sweden should support this proposal.

Anna Dreber Almenberg elected as Member of the Academy

16 February 2021
Good news from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien): Anna Dreber Almenberg has been elected as a Member of the Academy’s class for social sciences. Anna is a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Martina Björkman Nyqvist winner of SSE Corporate Partners' Research Award 2020

17 December 2020
Associate Professor Martina Björkman Nyqvist has been awarded the SSE Corporate Partner Research Award 2020 for her groundbreaking work in development economics. Marie Ehrling, Chairman of Securitas, presented the award, which amounts to 100,000 SEK.

MECON student awarded first prize in the Swedish Competition Authority’s thesis competition

16 December 2020
Filip Mellgren was awarded first prize in this year’s thesis competition at the Swedish Competition Authority in the business administration and economics category for his thesis “Tacit collusion with deep multi-agent reinforcement learning”.

Robert Östling appointed professor

10 December 2020
Robert Östling has been appointed Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. His main interest lies in the fields of applied microeconomics and behavioral economics.

Was Sweden's Covid-19 policy a failure?

10 December 2020
Sweden's strategy to deal with Covid-19 has been intensively debated both in Sweden and internationally during the spring. As the second wave of Covid-19 hit Sweden during the fall, the debate about the Swedish policy response has intensified.

Hybrid solution did not affect SSE students’ grades, research shows

26 November 2020
Moving teaching online and reducing in-person interaction did not affect students’ grades, new research from the Stockholm School of Economics shows.

Why are people afraid to bid for a house that nobody else has been bidding for?

24 November 2020
That's one of the questions that Tore Ellingsen answers in this feature article on auctions - in the aftermath of the Prize in Economics in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Paul Milgrom (an honorary doctor at SSE) and Robert Wilson.