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 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.

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.

Fragmented land

Agricultural Land Trade for Poverty Reduction

Assistant Professor, Jonathan de Quidt, with Gharad Bryan, Mariajose Silva Vargas and Tom Wilkening have been awarded a grant of 4,4 MKr from the Swedish Research Council to fund their research in Uganda.

Faculty News

IIES in the Media

  • 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.
  • "Act quickly, or a wave of bankruptcies awaits."
    IIES Professor Lars Calmfors comments on the effects of the new Coronavirus on businesses in Sweden, and what the government must do to prevent a wave of bankruptcies, in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.


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