Relocation of the assembly line, the beginning of Volvo closing shop in Umeå

LarsFredrik_tv4_webbCERE's Lars Fredrik Andersson, Associate Professor in Economic History, was interviewed by TV4 in conjunction with Volvo's announcement of their move of the assembly line to Gothenburg. Lars Fredrik means that it's only a matter of time until Volvo entirely leaves Umeå. If a company finds places closer to the market, raw material, suppliers it will simplify the logistical system to the point that it isn't worthwhile to have the factory elsewhere.

Visiting group from Finland

Professor Rauli Svento with his research group is visiting CERE on 16th October. During the seminar three doctoral students from University of OULU will present their papers:

CERE kicked off

On September 25th, we had our annual kick-off. This time members from our Advisory board and board of Directors were present.

An interview with Sevil Acar, former CERE member

The importance of intellectual flow has been stressed since the start of CERE nearly four years ago . Visitors to CERE and CERE researchers visits to other research centers has frequently been reported in our newsletters and the flow of people strengthens research. Now we thought we would revisit former CERE members and see what they are up to now. In this article, meet Sevil Acar.

“Nordic countries indirectly affected by European regulations”

CERE's Runar Brännlund comments on the European development that has come in the wake of more and more renewable energy in the system: "That the Nordic electricity market will receive more elements of regulations isn't something Runar Brännlund believes. He however believes that the regulations performed by European countries to handle price variations in the wake of more renewable energy in the system will affect the price situation even in the Nordic countries.
- We are not isolated, there will be a price equalization affect, he says. "

Read the entire post at Second Opinion (only in Swedish)

Ulvön 20th Anniversary

On the 18th-20th June, CERE celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics. Due to the special occasion and the consistent popularity of the conference, accommodation and places for the conference were filled up fast.
The conference started back in 1993 when CERE's research director Bengt Kriström was at the Stockholm School of Economics and invited Paul Portney to speak at Ulvön.

CERE at EAERE 20th Annual Conference

Several members from CERE were there to present their research. One CERE member; Erik Brockwell, was awarded "Best Poster Award" for his presentation named "The Signaling Effect of Environmental and Health-Based Taxation Policy: An Empirical Analysis".

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