Research, forecasting and policy assessment

ETLA Economic Research (Etla) is a private, non-profit economic research institute. Etla conducts independent, applied economic research on key issues for Finnish business and the national economy.

Research priorities

  1. The Impacts of Economic Policy. The aim is to produce information on how economic policy can promote competition between companies and operating conditions in Finland and improve the competitiveness of Finnish production on the world market.
  2. The Impacts of Major Movements (Megatrends). The research focuses on the effects of key major movements (megatrends) on the operating conditions of business sector and the preconditions of Finland’s economic policy.

ETLA forecasts

Etla’s economic forecast is published twice a year as well as industry-specific forecast which also published twice a year. In addition, Etla also forecasts the development of Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions and Finland’s cost competitiveness. A subscriber-based monthly publication is published 9 times a year. All these reports are in Finnish.

Research to support decision-making

Etla’s researchers work as experts in the working groups of ministries and other entities. They also give statements, are consulted in parliamentary committees and give presentations at scientific seminars and other events.

Skilled staff

Etla’s personnel comprise cirka 40 employees, most of the institute’s research staff have completed a doctorate degree in economics.

Etla’s operations are maintained by a support association, whose financing covers about a third of the total costs. The majority of research funding is received as project funding for individual research projects. Research projects have been financed by e.g. The Academy of Finland, Business Finland, the Government, various ministries, foundations and the European Commission.

Etla has two subsidiaries: project research unit Etlatieto Oy and Taloustieto Oy.

Etla and The Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) have a joint board of directors, CEO and financial administration.

Requests for statements should be sent to

You can easily reach Etla’s staff by e-mail or phone:


A functioning and prosperous Finland

Finn’s jobs, well-being and prosperity are based on successful business operations. A competitive operating environment requires strengthening the prerequisites of the market economy with a predictable economic policy based on a scientific research.

Etla Economic Research uses economics to produce information on key issues for the Finnish national economy and especially business sector, and influences the economic policy pursued in Finland.

International dimension

Etla is, among other things, the only Finnish member of the Association of European Conjuncture Institutes (AIECE) and The European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI) studying economic policy and the EUROFRAME network, which forecasts the economic development of the euro area and evaluates economic policy.

Through the links below you can become acquainted with Etla’s international network.

Supporting member organisations

    • Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)
    • Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers (TT) Foundation
    • Federation of Finnish Commerce
    • Finnish Forest Industries Federation
    • Finance Finland
    • Technology Industries of Finland

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