PhD course on Public Economics Helsinki, 4-6 June 2020
A PhD-course in Public Economics will take place directly after the meeting of TAPES (Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar), which brings together some of the world’s leading public economics researchers. The course starts in the afternoon Thursday the 4th and ends early afternoon Saturday the 6th.
VISITING: Madhinee Valeyatheepillay
Madhinee Valeyatheepillay is a PhD candidate at the Ifo Centre for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research and Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich since October 2016 and will be visiting UCFS from January to March 2020.
Political Economy Workshop
Students and faculty members interested in political economy gathered for a one-day workshop in the Economics department on the 19th of November.
VISITING: Ole Agersnap
Ole Agersnap is visiting the department from October 25 to November 1.
VISITING: Professor Panu Poutvaara
Professor Panu Poutvaara is visiting UCFS October 7-10.
VISITING: Javier Vazquez-Grenno, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona
Javier Vazquez-Grenno is visiting UCFS September 17-21. Javier is Assistant Professor at IEB (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona) at the Universitat de Barcelona.
Cristina Bratu defends her thesis
Cristina Bratu disputerar måndag 16 september kl.10.15 i Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10 med avhandlingen Immigration: Policies, Mobility, and Integration. Cristinas avhandling består av fyra uppsatser om invandringsrelaterade frågor. Uppsatserna behandlar ämnen som effekterna av arbetskraftsinvandring på företag och individer, effekterna av invandringspolitiska åtgärder på antal och sammansättning vad gäller människors rörlighet över landgränserna, samt integration av barn till invandrare.
Arnaldur Stefánsson defends his thesis
Arnaldur Stefánsson defends his thesis Essays in Public Finance and Behavioral Economics Friday September 6 at 1:15, Lecture Hall 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10. Arnaldur's thesis consists of five self-contained essays. The essays cover different fields of public finance and behavioral economics, addressing how individuals make decisions and respond to policy instruments, and the implications of this behavior for the government.
REPORT: The Future of Swedish Municipalities
Swedish municipalities are facing major challenges in the future. An aging population implies an increased demand for care services. At the same time, a decreasing number of people of working age will have to provide for an increasing number of people who do not work. Furthermore, Sweden has undergone a significant process of urbanization that has led to substantially different conditions for urban and rural municipalities, respectively. In addition, Sweden has received a large number of refugees, many of whom are young, which entails challenges for the education sector.
REPORT: The Complexity of the Occupational Pension System
As life expectancy is increasing, we need to put aside a larger part of our life-time earnings as pension savings, either through the public or occupational pension system, or through private savings. However, the complexity of the occupational pension system has made it difficult for us to understand how our financial situation will be during retirement, according to the authors behind the new report:
AWARD: The Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize to Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne
The 2018 IIPF Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize has been awarded to UCFS-fellows Olle Folke and Johanna Rickne for their paper "All the Single Ladies: Job Promotions and the Durability of Marriage”.
REPORT: Per Engström, Johannes Hagen and Arnaldur Stefansson on nudges
UCFS-members Per Engström, Johannes Hagen and Arnaldur Stefansson write about how nudges can increase take-up of housing allowances among Swedish pensioners (together with E Forsell).
MEDIA: Eva Mörk on the effects of the EITC
UCFS-Director Eva Mörk is interviewed about new research on the effects of the EITC (earned income tax credit).
WORKSHOP: Behavioural Public Economics in June 2019
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