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Economics

Researchers create new calculation models for a more evidence-based debate about sustainability

31 August, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Clear indicators and evaluation criteria are essential to save the environment. Two Sweden-based researchers hence introduce a new indicator, eco-balance, and a new criterion that takes into account both human and environmental sustainability. The conclusion is that many countries need to reconsider their consumption as well as their population in order to be sustainable. When […]

With a focus on deterrence the first police force was a success

24 August, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

The world’s first professional police force, The London Metropolitan Police, deterred crime and brought a significant reduction in violent crimes when it was introduced nearly 200 years ago. By using historical data, a new economics study examines the relationship between policing and crime levels.

Reopening soon? Strategies to opening up after the pandemic

18 June, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How will countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea region, and the Caucasus region handle the opening of their borders and economies? And what lies ahead to go back to a pre-pandemic societal routine? Since vaccination has started across all over the world, it is vital to reflect upon the road map different countries have chosen to open up societies and economies.

What are the Opportunities and Challenges of Energy Storage?

12 April, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) are organising a joint webinar to discuss the economic and environmental effects of energy storage adoption.

Does the Russian stock market care about Navalny?

31 March, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

New research suggests that on the days with most significant news regarding Alexei Navalny, the most prominent opposition leader in Russia today, Russian stock market experienced large negative returns that translate into several billion dollars in lost market value. Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, investigates the response in the Russian stock market to news about Navalny, his poisoning, recent arrest, and other events.

Insufficient financial reporting may lead to underestimation of environmental liabilities

25 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

European listed companies in the energy and mining sector provide, to say the least, sparse information on future environmental costs in their annual reports. Researchers believe that stricter guidelines are required as the lack of information may lead to underestimation of environmental liabilities, resulting in that future generations may have to bear the burden of […]

Expensive airline tickets and political efforts – how the aviation industry must change after Covid-19

16 March, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Linnaeus University, March 16, 2021 The ongoing pandemic can be an opportunity for the aviation industry to make a transition, by gradually exchanging fossil fuels for synthetic fuels. This is shown by Stefan Gössling, professor of tourism studies at Linnaeus University, through models for future passenger air travel 2022–2050. “Making these changes in the avian […]

Women in Politics: Why are they under-represented?

8 March, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

To highlight the International Women’s day, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics together with researchers from the FREE Network have explored reasons why women are under-represented in political offices worldwide under the FROGEE research initiative, which is supported by the Swedish government via Sida and Si. This year the theme for International Women’s Day brings […]