Selective attention and the importance of types for information campaigns
27 January 2021
Working paper: Can we improve the potential for information to induce individual climate-change curbing action by focusing on individual types? In this paper Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at SITE, and her co-author try to contribute to the understanding of the persistence and increase of meat eating in the face of mounting evidence on the ills of meat production and consumption by considering the role of selective attention and learning.
Can Increased Textbook Usage Affect Student Learning in Low-Income Countries
06 May 2020
Anders Olofsgård (Associate Professor at SITE) together with co-authors Jean-Benoit Falisse and Marieke Huysentruyt studied the impact of a simple “textbooks for self-study” incentive scheme targeting primary school students in DRC.
Women in Power: Unpopular, unwilling or held back?
08 March 2020
Sweden is considered one of the most gender equal countries but the question remains whether there are still challenges when it comes to gender equality in Sweden. We interviewed Pamela Campa (Assistant Professor at SITE) where she shares her reflections on why there are still few women in power in Sweden.
Prostitution and Violence - Evidence from Sweden
09 December 2019
Working paper: What are the consequences of the “Nordic Model” of prostitution legislation adopted in Sweden in 1999? This working paper focuses on various measures of violence, distinguishing between known and unknown perpetrator, indoor and outdoor crimes, and on health outcomes such as hospitalizations.
Corrupting Cartels: An Overview of the Petrobras Case
15 November 2019
Working paper: This paper aims to describe the corruption case and the connected cartels that affected one of the biggest Brazilian companies by analyzing how the cartel members acted and the contracts affected or potentially affected by the illegal activity.
Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers: A Short Survey
22 October 2019
Working paper: Whistleblower reward programs, or “bounty regimes”, are increasingly used in the United States. According to Professor Spagnolo and his co-auhtor, the effectiveness of these programs has been questioned, and empirical evidence on their effectiveness have been scarce likely due to their relatively recent introduction.
Russia’s macroeconomy — a closer look at growth, investment, and uncertainty
28 June 2019
Working paper: This paper looks at economic growth and its fundamental determinants in Russia over the last decades. It starts by showing that, contrary to the views of some political commentators, growth is highly important for the popularity of president Putin.
Russia’s economy and regional spillovers
13 June 2019
Working paper: This paper looks at how the Russian economy has developed under the leadership of Putin and how it spills over to its neighbours in the CIS region.
Financial Contracts as Coordination Device
13 June 2019
Working paper: This paper studies the use of financial contracts as bid-coordinating device in multi-unit uniform price auctions.
Finding cooperators: Sorting through repeated interaction
28 March 2018
By Mark Bernard (with Jack Fanning and Sevgi Yuksel), Article in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization