Department of Economics

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Department projects

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The effect of Chinese microblogs on strikes, protests and accountability
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

The project has two aims: The first is to study the effects of the Chinese microblog Sina Weibo on collective action events (strikes and protests) and on the sales of counterfeit or substandard medicines. The second objective is to ...

The Swedish historical database project
01/04/2014 - 31/03/2019
The Swedish historical data base project will put together and make publicly available highly disaggregated data on roughlya yearly basis for about 2500 Swedish administrative districts over the period 1749-1952. The finished data set will consist ofcomprehensive and detailed inf...

Monitoring, Punishment, Crime and Labor Market Outcomes in a Low-Crime Country: Evidence from Randomized and Natural Experiments in Sweden
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Monitoring and imprisoning criminals may affect future crime rates, but this is hard to evaluate since changes in such government policies are often consequences of changes in crime. A recent econometric literature using exogenous variation addresses these problems. This liter...

Flood Resilience in Slums: Community-Responsive Adaptation in Kibera, Nairobi
01/12/2016 - 31/12/2018

A large and growing number of the world’s population live in slums, where the twin trajectories of rapid urbanisation and increased flooding driven by climate change collide. Top-down policies designed to reduce flood risk in informal settlements have to date been largely unsu...

Job Displacements: Effects on Individuals and Potential Policy Remedies
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

The high unemployment rates across the industrialized world have spurred a vivid debate on potential policy remedies. The situation is acute since the share of individuals lacking satisfactory Unemployment Insurance has increased in recent years and since the high unemployment...

The Effect of Environmental Policy on Firm Behaviour and Health
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

Understanding how firms react to environmental regulation, as well as any subsequent public health implications from such regulation, is important for the design of environmental policy. However, it is a difficult task to isolate the effect of regulation from other causes. One...

The effect of financial contracts on growing firms´ technology use. Evidence from a randomized experiment in Uganda.
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017
Lån är den vanligaste formen av finansiering vid både uppstart av och nyinvesteringar i företag. Utformningen av de vanligaste lånekontrakten kan dock hämma tillväxten i små och medelstora företag. Anledningen är att det ofta ...

Community contributions, participatory decision-making and local public goods: A field experiment in Bangladesh
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
Beslutsfattare och biståndspraktiker har länge förespråkat att mottagare av bistånd ska deltaga aktivt i projekt som tillhandahåller kollektiva nyttigheter genom att bidra med kontanter eller in natura. Den bärande tanken är att mottaga...


Last updated on 2017-12-06 at 09:44