2013-05-15 Washington Post
Max Fisher, Washington Post, writes about the research of Niclas Berggren, IFN, and Therese Nilsson, IFN and Lund University. They examine whether economic freedom is related to tolerance towards people of a different race and to tolerance towards homosexuals. Fisher's article has rendered more than 2,300 comments on Washington Post's web site, 60,000 likes on Facebook and more than 4,500 tweets (by May 20, 2013).
Sweden’s economic elite are debating whether governments with oversized bank industries need to demand even tougher capital standards than those agreed after the latest wave of regulatory tightening. “Ideally, the capital requirements for banks should be raised substantially,” said Assar Lindbeck, Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in an interview with Bloombergs.