Tag Archive for 'University of Gothenburg'

Whistling could reduce number of nappies going to Mont Cuet landfill

February 1st, 2013 by University of Gothenburg

Western babies are potty trained at a later age these days and generally need nappies until an average age of three or four.  The situation in Vietnam is just the opposite. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, followed 47 infants and their mothers in Vietnam for two years to study their potty training procedure, […]

Warm sea currents undermining West Antarctic glaciers

December 11th, 2012 by University of Gothenburg

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass. The research was published in the paper “Persistent inflow of warm water onto the central Amundsen shelf” in the […]

Petrol taxes reduce greenhouse gas emissions and don’t affect poor people disproportionally

December 1st, 2011 by University of Gothenburg

Increased petrol taxation is a very effective instrument to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A common argument against such a measure is that it hits poor people the hardest. Yet a new study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg – the largest ever of its kind – shows that it is middle- and high-income earners […]

Can alternative resource allocation models manage the world’s resources better than the market

April 6th, 2011 by University of Gothenburg

Economic theory assumes resource scarcity as an important premise, and there is a general consensus that scarce resources are best allocated by means of a market. However, a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that there may be alternative solutions to the allocation problem. Economic theory generally assumes that there will […]