During the 2019 Spring semester Caroline Olsson and Gustav Alexandrie wrote their bachelor thesis “A beef with growth? An empirical analysis of income and animal farming” at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University. The thesis was supervised by Associate Professor Anna Seim and analyses the effects of economic growth on the number of farmed animal life years per capita. The Forthought Foundation writes the following in their prize motivation:

“This is an important question to consider when assessing potential (unintended) impacts of growth and development on the welfare of non-human animals, and Olsson and Alexandrie tackle it with care and rigour.”

The Department of Economics congratulates Caroline and Gustav and wishes them good luck in future work!
Here is a link to the Forethought Foundation’s homepage where you can find the full prize motivation and also the thesis itself.