The key economic objectives of the current Finnish government are valid only in normal international economic conditions. However, weaker than normal conditions have not been defined.
We propose to base such a definition on the expected negative deviation from the euro-area gdp path projected by a statistical model. This implies that the probability of weak economic conditions would be about 20 per cent.
Our simulations suggest that a negative deviation of international economic conditions from the normal conditions as defined by us would weaken GDP, employment and public finances in Finland significantly. The employment rate could end up even 2 percentage points smaller than in the baseline.