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Domestic violence has increased by 60% - alarming consequences of the pandemic

23 November 2020
As governments around the globe are continuing to enforce contagion management strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19, many experts are voicing their concerns about a different kind of pandemic. Alarming reports have surfaced from a wide range of countries suggesting significant increases in domestic violence, including one of its most prevalent forms – intimate partner violence.

Selective attention and the importance of types for information campaigns

20 January 2020
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.

Prostitution and Violence - Evidence from Sweden

09 December 2019
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
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
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
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
by Torbjörn Becker

Financial Contracts as Coordination Device

13 June 2019
By Chloe Le Coq and Sebastian Schwenen

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

Myths and Numbers on Whistleblower Rewards

21 March 2018
By Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd
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