Recent Research

Tessa Bold and Jakob Svensson AER

Tessa Bold and Jakob Svensson to publish in the AER

Access to markets for high quality products increases income and productivity for Ugandan smallholder farmers

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Strong Belief that the Rich are Rich due to Selfishness

A review of a study from over 60 countries shows that people perceive the rich's fortunes as a result of selfish behavior, that inequality is unfair, and that there is strong support for income redistribution.

Ingvild Almås, Photo: Nils S. Aasheim/Norges Bank

Empowering Women through Targeted Conditional Cash Transfers

Targeting payments of a nationwide conditional cash transfer program to women increased household spending on food by empowering women and enhancing their decision-making power in the household.

Alexandre Kohlhas

Alexandre Kohlhas publishes in American Economic Review

IIES Assistant Professor Alexandre Kohlhas and co-author Ansgar Walther (Imperial College London) have had their paper "Asymmetric Attention" published in American Economic Review.

Per Krusell and John Hassler. Photos: Niklas Björling/Stockholm University

The Effects of Energy Efficiency on the Economy.

Historical data from the US shows that the economy is inflexible in the short term, but much more flexible in the long term.

Claire Thürwächter

How does Monetary Policy Affect the Real Economy?

Research by IIES Graduate Student Claire Thürwächter (with co-author Fédéric Holm-Hadulla, European Central Bank) accepted for publication in the European Economic Review.

Kizazi Kijacho

Early Childhood Development Programming

IIES Professor Ingvild Almås and Bet Caeyers (Research Economist at FAIR NHH) are leading the design and implementation of an ambitious Early Childhood Development (ECD) research program in Tanzania.

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How to provide Unemployment Insurance?

How to design unemployment insurance is a heavily contested question across the political spectrum around the world. This research develops a novel framework to think about the optimal provision of unemployment insurance and quantifies the relevant trade-offs using rich Swedish administrative data. The work provides highly policy-relevant insights.

Predicted COVID-19 fatality rates based on age, sex, comorbidities and health system capacity

IIES COVID Research published in BMJ Global Health

In a new paper a team of researchers from IIES at Stockholm University, Aceso Global and Center for Global Development provide new predictions of the infection fatality rate (IFR) for COVID-19 for each country in the world. 

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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.

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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.

Photo: Miriam Bratt

More access to pre-school equals better grades?

Graduate Student Mattias Hallberg finds that Swedish children spending more time at preschool growing up, are awarded better grades in math at age 16 than those who spend less time at preschool.

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"Coal, not oil, is the central threat to the climate"

The SNS Economic Policy Council 2020 has released a report that presents how policy should be designed to curb, and in the long term, stop global climate change.

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Inequality in leisure across gender and income groups over time

How do individuals distribute their time between work and leisure and what role do differences in these play for inequality in living conditions?

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The Swedish Manufacturing Census: Digitization and Public Access

Ingvild Almås, Timo Boppart and Konrad Burchardi have been awarded a grant of 7 385 000 SEK from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond to support their project "The Swedish Manufacturing Census: Digitization and Public Access."

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The housing boom and bust in the U.S.

IIES Associate Professor, Kurt Mitman's paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Political Economy. Ahead of publication, Kurt shared his thoughts on future research on the topic, as well as explained his paper further.

Peter Nilsson to publish in JPE

Effects of Low Levels of Early Lead Exposure

Peter Nilsson's paper "Understanding How Low Levels of Early Lead Exposure Affects Children's Life Trajectories" (joint with Hans Grönqvist and Per-Olof Robling) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Political Economy (one of the top economics journals in the world).