VTT, Aalto and ETLA study opportunities of industrial internet for Finland

The industrial internet is one of the most important disruptive technologies at the moment, both in Finland and worldwide. Finland is looking for new growth opportunities and competitiveness through exploiting the industrial internet. The Prime Minister’s Office has identified it as one of its key themes.

New investment model to speed up industrial regeneration

A completely new market-based investment model, which supports the regeneration of industry with the return levels demanded by investors, was introduced on Tuesday 28 October at the annual Cleantech Venture Day, organised for international investors and Nordic cleantech companies and held this year in Lahti. ETLA is developing the model in collaboration with Professor Peter […]

The Euro Area recovery is slow – Finland’s GDP will contract by 0.4 per cent this year

The world economy will grow slowly in the near future. Rapid growth in emerging economies is subsiding, the US is the main engine of world growth. The euro area is recovering slowly, the Russian economy is falling into a slump and the Ukrainian crisis is creating uncertainty. Finland’s GDP will contract by 0.4 per cent […]

The Nordic countries are still an attractive model

The Nordic model still represents an attractive approach to the economic and social challenges posed by global competition, new technology and ageing populations, according to a report written by a group of leading economists for the Nordic Council of Ministers.

All foreign investments in Finland do not show in statistics

The recorded annual inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) measure annual real investments in foreign-owned companies rather poorly, according to the research report How Does Foreign Direct Investment Measure Real Investment by Foreign-owned Companies? Firm-level Analysis (ETLA Reports 27).

The Euro Area needs a public debt restructuring mechanism

The Euro Area needs an orderly public debt restructuring mechanism, argue Managing Director Vesa Vihriälä and Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro in a column published on the VoxEU portal. Making market discipline credible through an orderly debt restructuring mechanism is a promising alternative to contain moral hazard associated with mutualisation of public debt, which has […]