Press releases

Economics

Strong political action needed to reduce the increasing share of dollar millionaires’ enormous environmental impact

25 January, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

The share of dollar millionaires in the world is steadily increasing and their emission patterns make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to a new study by tourism professor Stefan Gössling, the dollar millionaires will, within just a few decades, be […]

Roman roads laid the foundation for modern-day prosperity

15 November, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Even though it is over 2,000 years since the ancient Roman road networks were established, there are clear connections between the routes of the roads and modern-day prosperity. In a study in economics, the researchers investigate the importance of the Roman road network in maintaining or losing wealth through the centuries.

Economic interests cloud hazardous chemicals reductions

10 November, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The regulation of hazardous chemicals in Europe has been shaped by economic interests, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The researchers, from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, find that regulators focus on chemicals of secondary importance leading to lesser than anticipated hazard reductions.

Press Conference with the 2022 Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureates in Economic Sciences

8 November, 2022 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

On 7 December the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will open the Nobel week with a press conference, where we gather 2022 year´s Nobel laureates in Physics and Chemistry, as well as the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. It will also be possible to conduct individual interviews with the laureates.

The bleak economic future of Russia

1 November, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Is the Russian economy “surprisingly resilient” to sanctions and actions of the West? The short answer is no. In this policy brief, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Jesper Roine, researchers from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the bleak economic future of Russia.

Linnaeus University and the School of Business and Economics become accredited by AACSB

31 October, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Since 2016, the School of Business and Economics has worked to become internationally accredited by AASCB, which is the world’s largest accrediting body and network for business schools. The accreditation means that Linnaeus University has earned an internationally recognised quality mark as proof of the high quality and clear focus on the future on its […]

Overfishing of Baltic herring already in 13th century

28 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Modern DNA technology in combination with archaeological findings show that herrings from the Baltic Sea were traded large distances already in the 9th century. Herring fishing was early conducted at a considerable scale, and DNA analyses show that populations may have been overfished in the 13th century. These conclusions are presented in a scientific study, […]

New research hub to meet the governance challenges of an uncertain future

11 October, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The world is facing complex and major challenges, including energy supply, climate change and integration. Finding solutions will require collaborative governance that crosses the boundaries of the private and public. To meet the demand for such knowledge the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is launching a new research hub – the House of Governance and Public Policy (GaPP).

Sanctions enforcement and money laundering

5 October, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

With sanctions becoming an increasingly important tool in ostracising autocratic regimes from western markets, the need for effective enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies is increasing. The global AML regime will be the backbone in detecting evasion of sanctions. This regime has, however, been widely criticised as ineffective. In this brief, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Theo Nyreröd discusses issues with the current AML regime and propose a reward scheme for whistleblowers to enable asset seizures. A powerful feature of their proposal is that it does not rely on the effectiveness of the AML regime.

Foreign aid to Ukraine: Lessons from the literature on strategic foreign aid

27 September, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Ukraine is currently receiving substantial inflows of foreign aid from western donors to help the country withstand the Russian aggression. The foreign aid flows partly reflect altruistic motives from the donor side, but also donor’s domestic strategic foreign policy objectives as the war is seen as part of a battle over the future world order. In this brief, Anders Olofsgård, discuss the academic literature that has analysed the existence and consequences of strategic motivations behind aid flows more generally, and draw some preliminary insights for the case of Ukraine.