Konstantin Sonin: “Why did Putin invade Ukraine? A theory of degenerate autocracy”
16 December 2022
On December 14, 2022, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) invited Professor Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, for a seminar discussion about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, non-democratic regimes and degenerate autocracy. In case you missed the event, watch the recordings to learn more about the research paper.
Highlights from the SITE 2022 Development Day conference
15 December 2022
On December 6, 2022, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) hosted the annual Development Day, this year focusing on how to maintain and organize support for Ukraine. See photos and highlights from the conference to learn more.
Alexandra Polivanova on political repressions in Russia and the work of Memorial
07 December 2022
Alexandra Polivanova on political repressions in Russia and the work of Memorial, Russian civil society organization and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Comments on the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries at SITE Development Day conference
01 December 2022
This year’s SITE Development Day conference will focus on the Russian war on Ukraine. We will discuss the situation in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, how to finance and organize financial support within the EU and within Sweden, and how to deal with the current energy crisis.
Highlights from the event "A strategy to help Ukraine win the war and become a successful member of the EU"
10 November 2022
On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Friends of KSE initiative together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) organized an event to discuss ideas on how we can support Ukraine during and after the war.
A strategy to help Ukraine win the war
04 November 2022
Russia’s fierce military campaign in Ukraine continues, but Ukraine stands their ground as the military tide is turning in their favour. But what besides the military support is needed for Ukraine to win the war?
The bleak economic future of Russia
01 November 2022
Is the Russian economy “surprisingly resilient” to sanctions and actions of the West? The short answer is no. In this policy brief, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Jesper Roine, researchers from Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the bleak economic future of Russia.
Why has the issue of media literacy received growing attention in recent years?
31 October 2022
Over the last decades, there has been an ongoing shift in the way people access news. In this interview, Jonathan Lehne (researcher at SITE) discusses the importance of media literacy and how the rise of social media has spread the responsibilities for the production, dissemination, and fact-checking of news much more broadly.
Vacancy: Event and Office manager at SITE
06 October 2022
Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) is looking for an Event and Office Manager to join our team. Are you a service-oriented person that wants to work at a leading international research and policy institute with daily international contact?
Sanctions enforcement and money laundering
03 October 2022
With sanctions becoming an increasingly important tool in ostracising autocratic regimes from western markets, the need for effective enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies is increasing. The global AML regime will be the backbone in detecting evasion of sanctions. This regime has, however, been widely criticised as ineffective. In this brief, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discusses issues with the current AML regime and propose a reward scheme for whistleblowers to enable asset seizures. A powerful feature of their proposal is that it does not rely on the effectiveness of the AML regime.