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  • Countries can move faster towards a carbon tax

    [14 Nov 2017] On 13 November, Thomas Sterner and his American colleagues published the article "Policy sequencing toward decarburization", in the prestigious journal Nature Energy.

  • Swedish Research Council funds three projects in Economics

    [7 Nov 2017] No less than three research projects at the Department of Economics have recently been awarded research grants from the Swedish Research Council.

  • Andreea Mitrut will investigate teachers' role in student learning

    [26 Oct 2017] How important is the teachers' effort in affecting students' outcomes? Do teachers teach differently across different students? Do they direct more effort towards the most able or more disruptive students? Economist Andreea Mitrut is about to make a unique study in Romania on how can we affect the quality of education and, in particular, how teachers' behaviour may affect child learning.

  • Informal groundwater markets in India

    [20 Oct 2017] Missing or imperfect markets in several economic sectors explain the reality of the economic problems in developing countries. A market failure in any sector can lead to inefficient allocation of resources and these failures are often resulted in an unequal distribution of income or wealth. Yashodha Yashodha, a doctoral candidate in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, has studied the informal groundwater market in rural areas of India and how exploitation of poor water buyers can be reduced.

  • Nudging makes us eat more vegetarian food

    [16 Oct 2017] The way we eat has a big impact on the environment. New research by the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg shows how simple methods can influence restaurant diners to reduce their meat consumption in favour of vegetarian food, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Johan Lybeck 1944-2017

    [11 Oct 2017] Johan Lybeck (1944-2017) passed away on the 22nd of September. In 1978 he succeeded Harald Dickson as Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

  • 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics: "Very large impact on society in practice"

    [10 Oct 2017] Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 is awarded to Richard H. Thaler, University of Chicago, IL, USA. Professor Olof Johansson-Stenman, Vice dean and Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law comments.

  • Ethiopia: Need for improved reliability of electricity supply

    [4 Oct 2017] Energy is arguably one of the major challenges in developing countries. Much research has been done on energy production, consumption and access, however energy reliability has been given less focus. Tensay Hadush, a doctoral candidate in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, focuses his thesis on Ethiopian households¿ preferences for reliable electricity supply and behavioral response to block based electricity tariffs.

  • EU has a lot to learn from US carbon emissions trading systems

    [13 Sep 2017] Trading systems are increasingly being used by countries and regions to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Dallas Burtraw at the Resources for the Future in Washington DC is one of the leading experts in this field. In May 2017 he shared his experiences with Swedish policy makers, firms, and academics at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

  • Bo Södersten has passed away

    [6 Sep 2017] Bo Södersten passed away at the age of 86 on September 5. He was a professor at our department 1971-1977.

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