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  • Climate related political events can provide insights for policy makers

    [30 Jan 2020] The Paris Agreement in 2015 had a positive impact on the stock market value of renewable energy firms and a negative impact on fossil fuel firms. But the year after, the election of Trump as US president led to the opposite. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows how the reaction of financial markets to large climate related political events can provide useful insights for policy makers.

  • New research can potentially explain why women do not report sexual harassment

    [29 Nov 2019] On Friday and Saturday, a group of international scholars will present new research at a workshop on Gender and Development at The School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg. Sonia Bhalotra, Professor of Economics, will present ongoing research about sexual harassment at workplaces.

  • Open Positions: 3-6 Positions in the PhD Programme in Economics

    [15 Nov 2019] The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg announces 3-6 positions in the PhD programme in Economics with a starting date of 1 September 2020.

  • Open Position: Rearcher in Health Economics

    [11 Nov 2019] The Department of Economics is looking for a person who has doctoral degree in economics or health economics, or has equivalent competence, for research within health economics. There may also be some teaching/supervision assignments within the position.

  • Open Position: Visiting Lecturer in Economics

    [6 Nov 2019] The Department of Economics is recruting a number of visiting lecturers for teaching during 2020.

  • Ann-Sofie Isaksson New Associate Professor in Economics

    [4 Nov 2019] The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg has accepted Ann-Sofie Isaksson as Associate Professor (Docent) in Economics.

  • "We have to make sacrifices"

    [4 Nov 2019] How much are we ready to give up in terms of economic growth to improve the lives of future generations? This is one of the main questions Christian Gollier is trying to figure out. Starting this year, he is one of the new Elof Hansson Visiting Professors at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

  • Professor Thomas Sterner receives the award Pro Studio et Scientia

    [23 Oct 2019] Thomas Sterner, professor of environmental economics, receives the 2019 "Pro Studio et Scientia ¿ for commitment and science" award. With this award, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg wants to honor people who have made extensive efforts to develop the school's activities.

  • "A carbon tax is a powerful tool"

    [26 Sep 2019] Why is it so hard to put a price on carbon emissions? This is a subject that Martin Weitzman, Research Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has studied for decades. Some of the main hurdles are probabilities and politics.

  • New project in Brazil tries to change norms and behaviour of violent men

    [25 Sep 2019] Most attempts to prevent intimate partner violence involve women as it is difficult to get the men to participate. In a new research project economist Joe Vecci and his colleagues will involve the male perpetrators to change their norms and violent behaviour.

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