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  • 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.

  • Corruption in Romanian schools

    [9 Feb 2017] Who wins when the school systems eliminate corruption? Oana Borcan, former doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg, Andreea Mitrut and Mikael Lindahl, University of Gothenburg, have published a new study on corruption highlighted by the American Economic Association.

  • Job Opportunity: 1-2 Research Assistants in Economics

    [8 Dec 2016] The Department of Economics is looking for 1-2 research assistants to Professor Randi Hjalmarsson. The employment is fixed: 6-12 months, for 50-100% time. Application deadline is 9 January 2016.

  • Bringing economists and scientists together for planetary solutions

    [7 Dec 2016] What policies are needed to cope with the global environmental challenges? What can scientists learn from economists and vice versa? On 7-8 December, Thomas Sterner, professor of environmental economics, University of Gothenburg and Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science, Stockholm Resilience Center, gather a group of 25 international researchers from various disciplines at the University of Gothenburg for a workshop on policies for planetary boundaries.

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