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SITE Seminar | How has the war in Ukraine affected sentiments in Russia?

Welcome to the next SITE seminar! On 26 March, Prof. Olle Hammar from Linnaeus University will present his working paper entitled "How has the war in Ukraine affected sentiments in Russia?" at SSE and online via Zoom.

Working paper title: 'How has the war in Ukraine affected sentiments in Russia?'

By: Mikael Elinder, Oscar Erixson and Olle Hammar


We investigate how the war in Ukraine has affected opinions and sentiments in Russia. Using survey data from Gallup World Poll and the Levada Center, we study the effects on political support for Putin, attitudes towards the West, subjective well-being, optimism about the future, and migration aspirations. Our main focus is on the effects of the full-scale invasion in February 2022 and the military mobilization of young men in September 2022. We also use data on Russian casualties to explore potential regional heterogeneity within Russia.

About the speaker

Olle Hammar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics at Linnaeus University. (Click on "Expand" to learn more)

He is also a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. Furthermore, he is also affiliated with IZAIFN, UCFSUCLS and UIL. Previously postdoctoral researcher at IFN and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and Columbia University. PhD in economics from Uppsala University.

His research focuses on topics related to inequality, culture and migration:

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Interested in attending the SITE Seminar at SSE or online via Zoom?

The link to the seminar will be distributed by invitation only. If you are interested in attending the seminar – please contact site@hhs.se. Follow the instructions below:

  • Type the subject box with “SITE seminar *INSERT SEMINAR TITLE*”
  • Indicate your affiliation and field of interest
  • Please also indicate if you want to attend in person or online

For registered applicants, a Zoom link will be provided prior to the event via email with further instructions.

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