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Conference on Sustainable Finance

The Swedish House of Finance and Mistra Financial Systems are pleased to invite interested academics and others to a conference on Sustainable Finance on August 20-21, 2018. This two–day conference brings together leading academics with participants from industry and government. The first day of the conference features keynote presentations and panel discussions, primarily targeted at a […]

Alexander Ljungqvist new board member of Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund

Alexander Ljungqvist, Stefan Persson Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Finance, recently joined Swedish House of Finance and the Stockholm School of Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he also served as the Sidney Homer Director of the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. He has previously taught at Oxford University, […]

With a flair for finance

“Today, I’m painfully aware of my past mistakes.”   Behavioral finance is a subject that can be difficult and sensitive. Economic decisions are rarely based solely on rational grounds and Anders Anderson’s research shows that awareness about our own limitations is more important than we previously thought.   “Early on I became curious about how […]

Robot traders good news for retail investors

Four questions about high-frequency traders to Björn Hagströmer, visiting research fellow at Swedish House of Finance and Associate Professor at Stockholm University.   How have stock markets been affected by the introduction of robot trading? – Most studies show that overall market volatility and transaction costs have decreased due to high-frequency trading. This is good news, […]

How do we prevent the next financial crisis?

“Well-intended reforms may sow the seeds for the next financial crisis.” Marcus Opp is on a mission to capture economic trade-offs of financial regulation.     Marcus Opp joined Swedish House of Finance in August 2017 from University of California, Berkeley. His research spans dynamic contracting, financial intermediation, and international finance. Most recently, he has […]

Bubbles – in Theory and in Markets

Should we invest in bubbles? Depending on the nature of the bubble, there are different prescriptions for investors. Seminar on 6 February 2018 at the Swedish House of Finance. A common misunderstanding is that academics believe in efficient markets, thus, there is little academic interest in bubbles. This is far from the truth. First, academics […]

An important piece of Swedish history

From the start in 1968 at the Stockholm School of Economics, the financial database FinBas has served both academics and practitioners. It has since grown into a complete history of the Swedish stock market dating all the way back to 1912.   Erik Eklund was involved with FinBas right from the start. As his studies […]

The e-krona project

The Riksbank in a society with no cash. Watch the seminar with Stefan Ingves about the role of the Riksbank in a changing market for payments and the e-krona project (in Swedish).    

Stephen Cecchetti: ”Strong banks lend to strong borrowers, boosting growth. Weak banks lend to weak borrowers, reducing resilience.”

Stephen Cecchetti, professor of international economics at Brandeis University and former head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements, visited the Swedish House of Finance on December 7. He gave a presentation on the topic “How is the real economy affected by higher capital requirements for banks?” Discussants at the […]

Lusardi on financial literacy levels: ”We need robust interventions”

The widespread financial illiteracy we see around the world needs to be addressed – and soon. “We need robust interventions. “Just as it was not possible to contribute to and thrive in an industrialized society without basic literacy—the ability to read and write—so it is not possible to successfully navigate today’s world without being financially […]