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01 December 2022

Shame or hope? How should we feel about climate change?

Is it okay to enjoy warmer summers, given they are caused by climate change? Should we feel shame when we fly? Is anxiety an ...

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30 November 2022

Population growth - how great are the risks and what factors affect risk levels?

The global population has increased dramatically since the year 1900 from approximately 1,6 billion to today's 8 billion. The...

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10 November 2022

The Oxford Handbook of Population Ethics - Interview with the editors

If we can affect how many people will be born in the future, what does that mean for our decisions today? Would it be bad if ...

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29 October 2022

Vox: Hilary Greaves is the world's leading philosopher of the long-term future

Hilary Greaves, professor of philosophy at Oxford and researcher at IFFS, is the world's leading philosopher of the long-term...

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18 October 2022

Josef Hien receives prize for his paper on culture and tax avoidance

Why are Italians so reluctant to pay taxes? This is what Josef Hien explores in his paper "Culture and tax avoidance: the Ita...

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27 September 2022

Can AI be used to avoid discrimination during recruitment?

More and more businesses use AI – artificial intelligence – in recruitment. But what happens when they do so? The research pr...

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04 August 2022

In memory of Geoffrey Brennan

The staff of the Institute for Futures Studies is deeply saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Geoffrey Brennan has...

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12 April 2022

The triumph of secular individualism – A new mathematical model offers clear-cut answers to how morals will change over time

Irina Vartanova, Kimmo Eriksson and Pontus Strimling at the Institute for Futures Studies have created a model to predict cha...

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24 March 2022

Policy brief: 300 000 from Ukraine wants to come to Sweden

According to a new Policy Brief by Swedish Delmi, a third of all Ukrainians - 12 million - wanted to move permanently to anot...

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25 January 2022

No declines in mental health among young adults at the beginning of the pandemic

When restrictions were introduced at the beginning of the pandemic, many assumed that young adults' mental health would deter...

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