Presentation of SNS Economic Policy Council Report 2024 in Finland

Hanaholmen, Espoo

7.3.2024 12:30 - 15:00

How can productivity in business be improved?

Since the financial crisis, productivity growth has slowed significantly in most OECD countries. In the 2024 SNS Economic Policy Council report, four national economists under the leadership of Professor Lars Persson, professor of economics at The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), examine factors that affect productivity development in the business world, with a focus on Sweden.

With detailed Swedish data on companies and employees during the period 2000–2021, they study how productivity varies between different industries and over time and what characterizes companies with good productivity development. They also discuss policy measures that can increase productivity in businesses.

Hanaholmen, in collaboration with SNS and the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki, arranges a presentation of the SNS Economic Policy Council report in Finland where, in addition to a presentation of the report by Professor Lars Persson, we will also hear an expert panel from Finland discuss the productivity development in Finland and the differences between our countries.

The event is free of charge but requires registration in advance through the link below.

The event will be held in English.

The report can be downloaded from here. It is only available in Swedish.

Lars Persson, Professor, Deputy Director at The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Aki Kangasharju, CEO, ETLA Economic Research
Mika Maliranta, CEO, Labour Institute for Economic Research LABORE
Jeanette Vitasp, Head of Lending, Nordic Investment Bank NIB

For more information, contact Project Manager Johanna Hannus, johanna.hannus(at)

Register here