Competition, innovation, productivity

Immigrants, Business Dynamics and Economic Growth

The project focuses on the significance of immigrants to business dynamics and economic growth of Finland from both employment and productivity growth perspectives. Economic growth is, ultimately and above all, based on new ideas, which are converted into growth in national productivity, if the conditions of business dynamics are good. Immigrants can play a significant […]

Staying Competitive

The project will be a comparative analysis of the development of labour productivity, wages and operating margins in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The analyses will be based on comparative micro-level data, with a special focus on dynamics and dispersion. While these countries are quite similar along certain dimensions, they are quite dissimilar along others. […]

Labour mobility as a mechanism of spillovers and creative destruction

The aim of the project is to understand the role of labor mobility as a mechanism that permits knowledge spillovers and creative destruction and, consequently, its importance for productivity growth in the Finnish industries. In addition to the implications of labor mobility, we examine its determinants and facilitating factors. The focus is on the policy […]

Competitiveness and product variety

There is an increasing unanimity in Finland, that the Finnish manufacturing sector has problems with its cost competitiveness. Roughly one half of it can be explained by increases in labour costs exceeding those of the competitors and another half by productivity growth being below that of the competitors. The problem is severe. Moderate wage agreements […]

Mobilising big data potential for business and efficient public services [Completed]

The project assesses the use and business potential of big data in different sectors, potential for the development of big data and MyData applications as well as the legal framework for the provision of services in the public sector. The objective of the project is to look into the business potential offered by big data […]

Efficient utilisation of open data [Completed]

The project aims at producing information on the cost-effective ways of promoting the use and effectiveness of open data. The first goal is to determine indicators and a model for assessing impacts and cost-effectiveness of opening up data (particularly data in national base registers) in practice. In addition, we undertake a survey for the national […]