The IIES in the Media

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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