Digitalisation and Competition in Sweden and Finland



Welcome to a current webinar!

Date: Tuesday May 11th 2021
10.00 – 11.00 CET (Swedish time), 11.00 – 12.00 EET (Finnish time).

The digitalisation of society is extensive and things are moving fast in the wake of the corona crisis. On the one hand, information, goods and services are available at a previously unprecedented level. On the other hand, global giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alibaba have emerged and gained an increasingly dominant position in more and more markets. The fact that e-commerce, the Internet of things and ever-broader applications of artificial intelligence play an increasingly important role also indicates that issues related to digitalisation and competition will become even more important.

During the webinar we will be discussing these questions and more based on the 2021 Economic Policy Councils report Digitalization and Competition.

We will focus on the impact of digitalisation on how markets operate and how it affects the competition in different parts of the economy. How come there is increased competition in some areas while it risks being weakened in others? What does the new playing field look like? What do these developments mean for a small, export-oriented nations such as Finland and Sweden? And what would make these countries better equipped to be successful given the latest developments?


Sten Nyberg (Chair of the SNS Economic Poliicy Council 2021), Professor of Economics, Stockholm University
Edward Blomstedt, Chair of the Board, Airfaas
Tua Huomo, Executive Vice President, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Kristiina Tiilas, Head of Data & Analytics, Kemira

What is the SNS Economic Policy Council?

Each year, SNS appoints a group of researchers who, under the name of the SNS Economic Policy Council, analyse how the Swedish economy operates over time in relation to key issues. The SNS Economic Policy Council has existed since 1974 and more than a hundred researchers have participated so far.

You can download the Digitalization and Competition report here

The event is delivered in cooperation with SNS and the Embassy of Sweden in Helsinki.

Language: The presentations are in English, but comments and questions can also be written in Swedish or Finnish.

The event is free of charge, but you need to register in advance.
Please do so no later than 11 May 2021 at 09.00 CET (Swedish time), 10.00 EET (Finnish time).
Everyone registered will receive a participation link closer to the webinar.

More information: Project Manager Erik Lund, erik.lund(at)