The IIES in the Media

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New US Secretary of Treasury to impose stricter regulations of the financial sector

In an article in SvD Näringsliv, IIES Assistant Professor, Mitch Downey, provides commentary on the newly appointed US Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, and the reforms she intends to put forward.

Mitch Downey

Joe Biden's special task force will strengthen the unions in 100 days

Assistant Professor Mitch Downey explains how the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States will have a large impact on the future of the US trade union movement.

Lars Calmfors. Photo: Eva Dalin/Stockholm Univetrsity

"We saved our economy in Sweden. But too many people died."

IIES Professor Lars Calmfors takes a critical stance in regard to the Swedish strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19, in American newspaper The Washington Post.

An unemployed youth will suffer from permanent

An unemployed youth will suffer permanent "scarring"

Continued governmental support measures for employment are needed and these must be costly. But there are more effective measures than the proposed reduction of employer contributions for young people, write IIES Professor Lars Calmfors and former IIES Graduate Student David Seim (now Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Stockholm University) in one of Sweden's leading newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

Ingvild SVT Covid 19

Politically, economically and psychologically - how will Europe cope with new lockdowns?

IIES Professor Ingvild Almås has been interviewed by Swedish TV, SVT, on the economic effects of another lockdown in Europe.

Torsten Persson. Photo: Orasis foto/MÅ

"There will come a time when every nation will stop and reflect on its future."

IIES Professor Torsten Persson has been interviewed in Swedish daily SvD on the Swedish Government's spending and the new budget they recently presented in an attempt to kick start the economy following the Corona crisis.

Markus Karlman - Job Market Candidate

"Abolishing interest deductions have more negative than positive effects."

Swedish newspaper Dagens industri, reports on a chapter from IIES graduate student Markus Karlman's doctoral dissertation.

"EU Corona gifts lead to federalism"

Should funds to countries worst hit by the pandemic be in the form of loans or grants? IIES Professor Mats Persson discusses the pros and cons in an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet.

"Stockholm could die from the Coronavirus"

New research by IIES Associate Professor Kurt Mitman on the effects of COVID-19 on society featured in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Lars Calmfors on the effects of Covid-19

IIES Professor Lars Calmfors has written 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.

"Act quickly, or a wave of bankruptcies awaits"

IIES Professor Lars Calmfors comments on the effects of the new Coronavirus on businesses in Sweden.

GDP may fall by several percent due to the new Coronavirus.

The new corona virus paralyzes large parts of society. What the cost will ultimately be is impossible to say, but IIES Professor Lars Calmfors draws parallels to the fateful crisis in the 90s, in an article in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.

Conference: Assar Lindbeck - Academic Research for the Public Service.

The conference organized by the IIES and SNS to celebrate Professor Lindbeck's recent 90th birthday recevied media attention in several news outlets, and was broadcast on Swedish TV, SVT.

Large sails in space could be part of a Plan B in combating global climate change

According to IIES Professor John Hassler and Swedish physicist and astronaut Christer Fuglesang in an op-ed in Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter, a plan B to reduce global warming should be prepared as a sufficiently broad international climate policy agreement may not be reached.

John Hassler interviewed about Swedish climate policy

Following the release of the "SNS Economic Policy Council Report 2020: Swedish Policy for Global Climate", Chairman of the council, John Hassler, explains the suggestions put forward in the report to PJ Anders Linder at Studio Axess.

Finland faces major problems with its public finances

Lars Calmfors argues that the new Finnish government's policy is not sufficient enough to solve the country's with it's public finances.

"The technology is there, it's a matter of providing the right financial conditions"

50% of Sweden's CO2 emissions come from 27 industrial plants. If the plants are equipped with a technology called CCS, the emissions could be captured and stored. IIES Professor John Hassler in Aftonbladet on the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to reduce emissions.

Tessa Bold comments on 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

Associate Professor Tessa Bold provides expert commentary on the 2019 Nobel Laureates on Swedish TV.

Amortization demands lack demonstrable social benefits

In an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter John Hassler, Harry Flam, Lars E.O. Svensson & Robert Boije argue that every economic-policy measure should show that the benefit exceeds the cost.

"Kristdemokraterna should withdraw their support for high-speed railways"

Harry Flam and John Hassler, together with colleagues from VTI, KTH and Örebro University, argue against high-speed railways in Sweden, in an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter.

Sweden badly prepared for another large immigration wave

In an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter, IIES Professors Assar Lindbeck and Mats Persson argue that expensive and painful reforms are required.

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