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How randomized control trials can make the world a better place

20 September 2022
What programs and initiatives actually make a difference for integration, education and health? How do we know what works so we can put our effort and money where they are the most effective? That’s what Associate Professor Martina Björkman Nyqvist’s research is all about. Hear more about it in the latest episode of Sound Economy.

What is the role and responsibility of the business community in alleviating poverty?

16 September 2022
With recent reductions in international aid contributions, eradicating poverty is becoming increasingly challenging. Ending poverty requires cross-sectoral partnerships and engagement from all parts of society, not least the private sector. On October 5, Misum Forum 2022 is hosting prominent Swedish industry leaders and internationally renowned academics to discuss the role business and industry can, and possibly should, play in reducing poverty globally.

New Misum Board Members

12 September 2022
Carl Folke, Axel Jonsson, and Vanessa Butani have been appointed as new members of the Misum Board.

Fit for the Future: Is public procurement the key to a more sustainable and circular society?

05 August 2022
Accounting for 18% of Sweden's GDP, public procurement can play an important role in achieving a more sustainable and circular society. On July 4, Misum affiliated researcher Margo Enthoven joined Mistra and Mistra REES at Almedalen 2022 to co-host a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for circular public procurement.

What does voluntary auditing imply for small private firms' practices?

17 June 2022
Misum researchers Ting Dong and Milda Tylaite examine the Swedish audit regime shift in 2010 which removed mandatory audit requirements for small private companies. Their study highlights the resulting shift in bargaining power between auditors and their clients along with implications for private firms’ tax reporting.

A new Vinnova grant awarded to Misum researchers to study the monetization of sustainability

09 June 2022
Misum researchers Emma Sjöström, Hanna Setterberg and Rachelle Belinga have been granted 1.5M SEK funding for the two-year project “Monetizing sustainability”. The grant is offered by Vinnova as part of the call "Research on financial markets 2022-2024".

Misum is looking for a Research and Communication Assistant

26 May 2022
Do you want to be part of Misum’s team and support our work as well as ongoing sustainable development at SSE? Misum is looking for a dedicated Research and Communication Assistant to join the Misum Head Quarter team from August 2022!

The energy and climate crisis facing Europe: How to strike the right balance

25 May 2022
Policymakers in Europe are currently faced with the difficult task of reducing our reliance on Russian oil and gas without worsening the situation for firms and households that are struggling with high energy prices. The two options available are either to substitute fossil fuel imports from Russia with imports from other countries and cut energy tax rates to reduce the impacts on firms and household budgets, or to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels entirely by investing heavily in low-carbon energy production.

Misum researchers recognized for their outstanding work in environmental economics

23 May 2022
Misum Affiliate Julius Andersson and Misum Postdoc Fellow Marion Leroutier have received awards for their innovative research in the field of environmental economics.

Misum Annual Report 2021 out now

30 March 2022
Read the 2021 Misum Annual Report to learn about some ongoing research and engagement collaborations at Misum. We turn our focus this year on exciting partnerships with actors from the corporate and public sectors, the finance industry, and academia.
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