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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 […]

”Performing on a world-class level”

Since inception in 2011, the Swedish House of Finance has developed into a thriving ecosystem of financial research. Indeed, a recent evaluation report concludes that the center is a hub for world-class financial research with an outstanding seminar, conference and visitor program.   The activities at the Centre rely on funding from the Stockholm School […]

Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler on Choice Architecture in Pension Systems

What does academic research and practical experiences tell us about choice architecture in pension systems? Professor Richard Thaler, University of Chicago, visited the Swedish House of Finance on 18 September to share his views based on his many years of research.   Watch his presentation here. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein coined the term “choice architecture” […]

Paolo Sodini, Swedish House of Finance

Seduced by data

The discovery of Swedish data changed Paolo Sodini’s career path. He went from focusing on theoretical asset pricing to being part of establishing the then new research field of Household Finance.   When Paolo Sodini first came to Sweden in 2004 he had his mind set on continuing his research in the field of asset […]