Headlines 2015

Prize for article on globalization and tolerance


Once a year, the Rector of the University of Economics in Prague awards prizes to the faculty for best publications. This year Niclas Berggren, research fellow at IFN, was awarded second prize in the category journal articles. Berggren is affiliated to the Department of Institutional, Environmental and Experimental Economics (KIE) at the University of Economics. The article for which the prize was awarded, ”Globalization and the Transmission of Social Values: The Case of Tolerance”, was written by Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson and was published in the Journal of Comparative Economics.

In their study Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson show that social and economic globalization can stimulate parents to teach their children tolerance, in order to better equip the children for a future in a world of difference, openness and mobility.

"I am proud of this prize, which I regard as a recognition of the research that I, Therese Nilsson and other reserachers at IFN are conducting on the interplay between economic and cultural factors", says Niclas Berggren.

He is pleased to spend part of his working year at the leading school for business and economics in the Czech Republic, “where I also teach about institutions and how cultural factors such as trust and tolerance are important for the way the market economy functions”.

Read more about the prize (in Czech).

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