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Call for papers | The playing field in academia: Why are women still underrepresented?

17 March 2023
The Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) invites academic papers to a conference held in Warsaw, entitled: “The playing field in academia: Why are women still underrepresented?”

Exploring the impact from the Russian gas squeeze on the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction efforts

15 March 2023
Throughout 2022, the reduction in Russian gas imports to the EU and the resilience of European energy markets have been subject of significant public discourse and policy-making. Of particular concern has been the EU’s ability to maintain its environmental goals. In this policy brief, researchers from SITE and the University of Pennsylvania aim to reevaluate the consequences from the loss of Russian gas and the EU’s response to it on greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

Rebuilding Ukraine: The gender dimension of the reconstruction process

08 March 2023
The post-war reconstruction of Ukraine will have to comprehensively address a number of objectives to set the country on a path of stable, sustainable and inclusive growth. In this policy paper, researchers from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) together with other gender economics experts argue that the principles of “building-back better” need to take the gender dimension under consideration.

A gender-equality lens on rebuilding Ukraine

06 March 2023
If the reconstruction of Ukraine is to result in sustainable development and bring tangible benefits to all Ukrainians, the principles of “building-back better” need to take into account the specificities of gender in the reconstruction process.

Leading experts advocate tougher sanctions against Russia

24 February 2023
As of today, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has persisted for a year. While several countries have helped Ukraine with military, financial and humanitarian aid, Ukraine requires additional assistance to endure the conflict with Russia. What other forms of support and aid are needed for Ukraine’s survival? And how can the EU and Sweden support Ukraine’s victory?

How should the reconstruction of Ukraine be financed and organized?

16 January 2023
Did you miss the chance to attend the book launch event "Rebuilding Ukraine: Principles and policies" presented by Torbjörn Becker, Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Veronika Movchan on 11 January? Watch the recordings to learn more about their framework for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction co-written together with leading scholars and experts.

How to sustain support for Ukraine and overcome financial and political challenges? Highlights from SITEDevday 2022

09 January 2023
Did you miss the chance to attend the annual SITE 2022 Development Day conference? This policy brief shortly summarizes the presentations and discussions at the SITE Development Day Conference, held on December 6, 2022. The main focus of the conference was how to maintain and organize support for Ukraine in the short and long run, with the current situation in Belarus and the region and the ongoing energy crisis in Europe, also being addressed.

Friends of KSE delivering supplies to Ukraine and the Kyiv School of Economics

04 January 2023
On 18 December 2022, two mini-vans filled with generators, sleeping bags, powerbanks, outdoor equipment etc, funded by donations to Friends of KSE, left Stockholm on its journey to students and academics at Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in Ukraine. On December 20, all things were safely delivered in Ukraine.

Torbjörn Becker elected as one of the new members of the IVA’s Economics division

21 December 2022
Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE, was elected as one of the new Fellow members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien) together with 38 other prominent researchers and experts in the private and public sectors.

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.