2.1 MSEK grant for the research project "Penalties in cash or in kind?"
SITE researcher Pamela Campa and Lucija Muehlenbachs, from University of Calgary, won 2.1 MSEK from FORMAS annual grant for Research and Development early career projects.
Highlights from Development Day conference 2019 - The State of Democracy in Eastern Europe
This year's edition of the annual Development Day conference were centred around the current political and business climate in the Eastern European region, throwing light on new developments in the past few years, strides towards and away from democracy, and the challenges as well as possible policy solutions emanating from those.
Breaking the bonds of criminal gangs with leniency
The Swedish government is once again evaluating leniency to break criminal gangs, according to news agency TT. But can the government break the culture of silence around criminal gangs in Sweden? What are the risk and consequences of being a government witness? Professor Giancarlo Spagnolo and Assistant Professor Maria Perrotta Berlin shared their insights on this topic.
How can Sweden promote democratic development in the east
What are the consequences of weak political checks and balances, corruption and authoritarianism in Eastern Europe? What are the opportunities for peace and cooperation in Europe overall? These are some of the questions highlighted in this year’s edition of SITE’s Development Day conference.
Anders Olofsgård in an interview with Omvärlden
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Anders Olofsgård, Associate Professor at SITE, shares his insights and thoughts in an interview with the Swedish news media Omvärlden.
SITE is hiring
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics invites applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant and associate professor level.
Policy Lessons After 30 Years of Research on Transition
“Policy Lessons After 30 Years of Research on Transition” is organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Polish parliamentary elections of June 1989. Thirty years since the breakthrough elections in Poland numerous challenges remain and the role of good evidence-based policies seems to be as relevant as ever.
New working paper on Russia’s macroeconomy
SITE director Torbjörn Becker has published a working paper on Russia’s macroeconomy.
SITE Director Torbjörn Becker interviewed by Dagens Industri TV
Last week Dagens Industri TV invited our Director Torbjörn Becker, where he commented on Russia's current economic situation and the impact it has on the rest of the world.
Anders Åslund talks about Russia
In the past months’ money laundering has been creating headlines around the world, revealing tax evasion and corrupt schemes in Europe. Anders Åslund presented his latest book “Russia’s Crony Capitalism” explaining Russia’s role in European money laundering scandals and risks associated with the Russian economy.