Welcome to SIFR
The Institute for Financial Research

The Institute for Financial Research was started in 2001, and has its offices in the center of Stockholm. The aim of SIFR is to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry.


Swedish House of Finance, Newsletter, July 2015

Newsletter July 2015 Read more here! We wish you a nice summer!

Upcoming Activities

August 24-25 2015

Konferens Spårvagnshallarna Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm


SIFR Conference on Insurance Economics: New Risks, New Regulation, New Approaches

The Institute for Financial Research (SIFR) is pleased to invite interested academics and practitioners to a conference on “Insurance economics: New risks, new regulation, new approaches” on August 24-25, 2015, in Stockholm.
Conference theme
The conference will bring together leading academics with practitioners and policymakers to discuss recent research on the 21st century challenges of insurance.
The first conference day will feature keynote presentations and panels with leading scholars and practitioners. The program includes the following speakers:

• Robert Merton, MIT, “The Crisis in retirement planning.”
• Viral Acharya, Stern School of Business, New York University, “Is the Insurance Sector Systematically Important.”
• Dwight Jaffee, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, “Insurance Risks and Government Interventions.”
• Ralph Koijen, London Business School, “Shadow Insurance.”
• Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, “Insurance and Behavioral Economics.”

The second conference day has a standard academic format with presentations of frontier research papers, discussant comments and general discussion.

There is no conference fee. Participation is limited and we suggest that you e-mail elisabeth.kempe@sifr.org as soon as possible, and no later than August 10, to ensure participation in one or both days. Please include your contact details.

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Call – Invitation Insurance Conference 


2015-09-07 16:00

In the aula at Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm

External Seminar

Seminar with Hal Varian and Anders Borg “Digitisation, big data and inflation.”


Seminar with Hal Varian and Anders Borg at the Stockholm School of Economics September 7, 2015 at 16:00 – 17:30 We are happy to invite you to a presentation on the topic of “Digitisation, big data and inflation” in the Aula of the Stockholm School of Economics. Hal Varian, chief economist at Google and Emeritus Professor University of California Berkey will make a key-note presentation, Anders borg, World Economic Forum, will comment and there will be room for discussion.
Register no later than August 31 to info@sifr.org

For more information, go to the Conference and Seminar sections, or visit the News Archive.