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Map COVID-19 fatality rates

COVID-19 Death Tolls Could Be Higher than Predicted

New research shows that predicted death rates in developing countries could be as much as eight times higher than previously predicted by the WHO.

Photo: Mariajose Silva-Vargas

Creating Inclusive Labor Markets for Refugees

Francesco Loiacono, with PhD fellow Mariajose Silva-Vargas (Maastricht University and UNU-Merit) have been awarded grants from Peace & Recovery Competitive Fund from IPA and from PEDL.

John Hassler introducing Gabriel Urwitz

Academic Research for the Public Service

On 10 March, Professor Lindbeck was honored with a half-day conference on the role researchers should play in the public debate.

 Information for students and staff about the new Coronavirus

COVID-19: Information for Students and Staff

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Faculty News

  • Tobias Broer promoted to Associate Professor 2020-06-18 Tobias originally joined the IIES as Assistant Professor in 2009 after having obtained his PhD from EUI in Florence, Italy.
  • Grant received to study effects of pension reform 2020-06-17 Skandia's affiliated foundations have decided to support new research where the purpose is to study the effect of Sweden's reformed pension system on household savings.
  • John Hassler new board member at FORES 2020-06-11 FORES is a green and liberal think tank. They are a foundation and non-profit NGO and seek to renew the debate in Sweden with a belief in entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for people to shape their own lives.
  • Richard Foltyn successfully defends his doctoral thesis 2020-06-08 In his thesis, Richard investigates the savings and portfolio-choice decisions households make, and the underlying drivers of such decisions.
  • Successful thesis defense for Has Van Vlokhoven 2020-05-28 On 27 May, IIES graduate student Has Van Vlokhoven successfully defended his thesis: On the Cost of Capital, Profits and the Diffusion of Ideas. Due to COVID-19, it took place via Zoom and this was the first time the IIES held a defense remotely.

IIES in the Media

  • "Stockholm could die from the Coronavirus"
    Kurt Mitman's research on lockdown strategies during the pandemic, has been mentioned in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
  • IIES Professor Lars Calmfors on Covid-19 
    Lars Calmfors has written several articles and been interviewed on numerous occasions on the economic effects of the pandemic.
  • "Us usually stingy economists now want to open our wallets"
    It is said that there are as many opinions as there are economists. If they agree on anything, it is that the Swedish government should be careful spending. This is now contradicted by an almost unanimous band of economists urging Swedish Minister of Finance, Magdalena Andersson, to start pouring money over Swedish companies. Read Professor John Hassler's latest column in Swedish newspaper Expressen.
  • "In a warlike situation, stimulus policy does not help."
    People opt out of consuming goods and services that involve social interaction, such as restaurant and hotel visits. This is what the Public Health Agency in Sweden recommends and it should not be counteracted with economic policy. IIES Professors John Hassler and Per Krusell in an op-ed in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.


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