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Economics

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 […]

Invitation to press conference for research project on innovation

15 February, 2021 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Press conference February 24: Halmstad University, in collaboration with Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Glasgow (UK) and University of Oulu (Finland), invites to a press conference on the EU-funded project The Innovative Training Network. The press conference is international and is held in English. At the conference, the project will be presented and you will participate in a Q&A session with the project coordinator and local project managers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom. After the press conference, it is also possible to conduct individual interviews.

Who’s winning the vaccination race? Evidence from countries in Eastern Europe, the Baltic Sea region, and the Caucasus

1 February, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

With the pandemic still ongoing around the world and in many cases having entered both a second and third wave of infections and deaths—vaccination is urgently needed. Since the first vaccines against COVID-19 were approved, governments around the world are now pushing forward with the vaccination efforts – all with different strategies and methods. How are countries in Eastern Europe, around the Baltic Sea region and in the Caucasus region managing vaccination efforts in their countries and what are the key factors of success and failure? How different are the strategies?

“The global built environment sector must think in new, radical ways, and act quickly”

16 November, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal – to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. And what’s more – everything has to happen very quickly. These are the cornerstones to […]

The Beyond 2020 conference will guide to sustainable built environment

15 October, 2020 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

PRESS INVITATION: How should the global building sector act to contribute to the UN’s goals for sustainable development? This is the burning topic for Beyond 2020, this year’s most important global conference on sustainable built environment, organized virtually by Chalmers University of Technology 2-4 November. “The clock is ticking. The world’s building sector has ten […]

Nudging out the coronavirus with behavioral economics

1 June, 2020 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Human behavior is key in any pandemic. So how can a little nudge in the right direction change our behavior for the better? Researcher Nurit Nobel explains the science behind encouraging good behaviors – and how it can help us during the pandemic.