Call for papers open for the CEPR Development Economics Conference hosted by Misum and SITE
19 January 2022
The prestigious CEPR symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics on 19 and 20 May 2022. The conference is organised by Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum), Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). The call for papers for conference presentations is open until 28 February 2022.
How will climate change and the need for energy transformation affect environmental policy in Eastern Europe?
10 January 2022
The need for urgent climate action and energy transformation away from fossil fuels is widely acknowledged. Yet, current country plans for emission reductions do not reach the requirements to contain global warming under 2°C. What is worse, there is even reasonable doubt about the commitment to said plans given recent history and existing future investment plans into fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure development. This policy brief shortly summarizes the presentations and discussions at the SITE Development Day Conference, held on December 8, 2021, focusing on climate change policies and the challenge of a green energy transition in Eastern Europe.
Highlights from the hybrid seminar 'Sustaining global value chains' with Erik Berglöf
23 December 2021
COVID-19 has brought economic shocks of unprecedented scale and impact. The global value chain is not an exception. What policies and investments are needed to improve global value chains post pandemic? On December 20, 2021, Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, presented key findings from the Asian Infrastructure Finance 2021 report: Sustaining Global Value Chains.
From Russia with love?
22 December 2021
Policy brief: Some recently discovered money laundering schemes have funnelled large amounts of illegal money from former soviet states through European banks. This note briefly describes the evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime for financial institutions, the introduction of which was concurrent with the post-soviet transition and the connected illegal flows of funds. It discusses the effectiveness of the current AML regime – and its ability to detect and seize illegal funds. The brief also highlights some of its deficiencies as well as lack of compliance with its prescriptions. It proceeds to stress that after judging the current framework insufficient, the US recently introduced whistleblower rewards for AML-infringements. Europe might want to follow their lead if it really aims at limiting money laundering.
Discretion, efficiency, and abuse in public procurement: A new eBook
10 December 2021
On December 15th, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) will be organising an online book launch event of a new eBook co-edited by SITE researcher Giancarlo Spagnolo titled “Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies”.
SITE annual Development Day conference will focus on environmental policy in Eastern Europe
22 November 2021
This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on environmental policy in Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on global warming, energy transformation, and energy security.
New insights concerning the 1970 nobel prize in literature to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
15 November 2021
Policy brief: The recently declassified proceedings of the Swedish Academy shed new light on why it awarded Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn the literature prize in 1970. His novels reflected unique experiences of many prisoners. The Academy characterized his work as a renewal of the great Russian literary tradition. However...
SITE researchers Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discuss money laundering and whistleblowers at SNS
12 November 2021
How does the fight against money laundering work? Are the regulations effective enough to detect and counter-strike money laundering? And what role can the whistleblower play in the fight against money laundering? Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) researchers Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discussed money laundering and whistleblowers at SNS.
Highlights from the high-level panel discussion on Circular Economy and Innovation
26 October 2021
On Friday, October 15, 2021, in connection with the Ministerial meetings of the Swedish-Russian Steering Committee, the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), the Russian Trade representation and Östkontoret hosted a high-level event on Circular Economy and Innovation. The discussion was introduced by Swedish Minister Anna Hallberg and Russian Minister Denis Manturov who then engaged in a panel discussion with distinguished representatives from leading Swedish and Russian companies.
In memoriam János Kornai: A leading economist of post-socialist transition in the twentieth century has passed away at age 94
25 October 2021
One of the most known Eastern-European economists, and one of the founders of transition economics, has passed away at the age of 94.