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  • 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.

  • The alumnus who is making Ethiopia greener

    [28 Aug 2017] The eyes of the environmental world are looking towards Ethiopia right now. The country has taken a decision that is unique in the world. They intend to boost the economy without increasing environmental pollution. Haileselassie Medhin, an alumnus of the School of Business, Economics and Law, is in charge of the research centre that will be supporting and observing the new green growth strategy at close quarters.

  • Rich less cooperative than poor

    [21 Aug 2017] Things like ethnicity, wealth and profession define who we are and our position in society. In his thesis, behavioural economist Andrea Martinangeli explored cooperation among different groups. By using experimental methods he found that especially rich individuals tend to cooperate among each other.

  • Thomas Sterner and American colleagues challange Trump's claims on social cost of carbon

    [21 Aug 2017] A new publication by prominent economists and lawyers argues that the current value is the "best estimate" of climate change¿s costs.

  • Individual property rights reduce poverty and drives forest conservation in China

    [15 Jun 2017] When individuals in China get well-defined and protected property rights of using forest, conservation increases. So does people´s income from the forest, in particular when they have transfer rights to their forest land. This is a more effective way to reduce poverty and increase forest conservation than when rights remain in the hands of the state, or are given to a community in general. These are Yuanyuan Yi´s findings in her dissertation in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

  • Men slower than they think

    [8 Jun 2017] Male long distance runners overestimate their own abilities ¿ they're not as fast as they think they are. Mitesh Kataria, Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (and himself a recreational runner) has investigated long distance races and has identified clear differences between women and men.

  • Children skip school when temperatures rise - and risk lagging behind in academic performance

    [24 May 2017] When temperatures climb above 26 degrees Celsius, high school students in Costa Rica are more likely to not attend lectures. The warmer it gets, the higher is the absentee rate. "These are important findings since non-attendance is associated with worse academic performance", says Laura Villalobos-Fiatt a doctoral candidate in economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

  • Airtight bags for maize reduce food waste

    [24 May 2017] Food insecurity and malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. By introducing airtight bags and train small-scale farmers in better grain handling practices, food waste related to storage can be reduced in Tanzania.

  • Cooperation among shrimp fishers make fishing both sustainable and profitable

    [12 May 2017] Is there a future for local fisheries in Sweden? In her thesis "Essays on Behavioral Economics and Fisheries: Coordination and Cooperation" Lisa Björk at School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, explores how different resource management policies impact the use of natural resources. Particularly she has studied shrimp fishers on the Swedish west coast.

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