Go to main navigation Navigation menu Skip navigation Home page Search

Workshop | The political economy of environmental policy

The Forum for Research on Eastern Europe: Climate and Environment (FREECE) together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) invites academics to join a one-day workshop session on the 'Political Economy of Environmental Policy' at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

This event, hosted by FREECE together with SITE, will bring together leading academics and experts in the field to discuss and explore the complex relationship between politics, economics, and environmental policy.

The 'Political Economy of Environmental Policy' workshop aims to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights among scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, share their latest research findings, and explore approaches to addressing the many challenges of environmental policy.


Just like last year (The Economics of Sustainable Transport)the workshop will consists of two elements: (1) a session with paper presentations, and (2) keynote speeches from invited experts in the field. The workshop will thus provide presentations of the latest research and guidance on the future of the field to economists interested in doing their own research on the topic.

Keynote speaker

Torsten Persson

Torsten is Professor of economics at Stockholm University and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Torsten’s work has spanned macroeconomics, international economics, and public economics, but he is most well-known for his articles and books on political economics. His current research focuses on development, civil war, and climate change. Learn more about Torsten >>

Michaël Aklin

Michaël is an Associate Professor of economics and holder of the Chair of Policy & Sustainability (PASU) at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Michaël studies the economics and politics of sustainable and steady development and policies to achieve it. Learn more about Michaël >>

Registration & program

Please proceed with your registration via the Trippus platform by clicking the following link (see here). To see the program please click in the following link (see here).

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us at site@hhs.se.

Photo: 3rdtimeluckystudio, Shutterstock


Follow us on social media to get the latest updates from SITE


SITE Environment Politics Economics Workshop