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  • Hello, Professor Thomas Sterner, who was in Paris last week to talk about the Swedish carbon dioxide tax

    [21 Feb 2018] Hello, Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics, who was invited to Paris last week to testify to French ministers how the Swedish carbon dioxide tax works, because France is about to introduce a carbon dioxide tax on Swedish level to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Thomas Sterner will monitor France's investment in green finances

    [14 Dec 2017] The French government is investing in increasing the share of green finances to reach the climate targets. On 11 December, the Green OAT Evaluation Council was presented to monitor the work. Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg, will be part of the council.

  • Environment for Development launches marine research programme

    [6 Dec 2017] In 2018 EfD at the Department of Economics will launch a new collaborative research programme, Policy Instruments for Sustainable Management of Oceans and Marine Resources, coordinated by Håkan Eggert.

  • Job Opportunity: Position in the PhD Programme in Economics - Health Economics

    [4 Dec 2017] The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg announces a position in the PhD programme in Economics with a starting date of September 1, 2018. The candidate will follow the general curriculum for a PhD in economics and thesis research will be conducted in the field of health economics.

  • SDG Christmas Calendar Goal 1

    [1 Dec 2017] Watch interview with Gunnar Köhlin, Environmental Economics at University of Gothenburg, about the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 1: No Poverty.

  • 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.

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