The research examine the effects of competition, digitalization and the data economy, as well as public sector actions such as regulation and innovation and competition policy, on companies’ strategies, innovations and market operations. The subject of interest is especially the possibilities of innovation-driven growth in Finland and what kind of measures can be taken to promote growth. The research targets are also the background factors of the success of export companies as well as trade policy changes and their economic effects.
The Finnish economy has witnessed slow economic growth since the financial crisis in 2008. The business landscape and innovation patterns have changed during the past decade, e.g., through the new sustainability goals arising from climate change and tightened competition
Economic growth and well-being depend crucially on productivity growth. In Finland, however, the productivity has been weak over the past decade. According to a report published by the Finnish Productivity Board last September, one of the features that overshadows
Total emissions have decreased in the Finnish economy, and especially at the manufacturing industry. The purpose of this research project is to examine the association between emissions and evolution of manufacturing sector in Finland. In particular, we examine the
Innovation ecosystems are recognized as playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of innovation and industry policies at national, regional and EU level. However, the assessment of the impact of ecosystems is complex and the assessment and measurement
This research project examines the consequences of firm-level factors on export performance in Finland. The project utilizes combined firm and product-level data from both Finland and Sweden. Sweden is an interesting comparison country, because Finland competes – at least
Understanding the overall economic impact of business subsidies is essential for planning effective aid policies and implementing economic policy measures. A successful business support policy can accelerate economic growth and improve competitiveness. On the other hand, subsidies can, in
The consortium Tackling Biases and Bubbles in Participation (BIBU) builds a novel multidisciplinary research setting that explores the dynamics of citizenship in Finland. We study Finland as a testing ground for globalisation, exploring how worldwide changes affect citizens’ political
Statistics Finland, Finlands Bank and Etla Economic Research have developed modeling based on nowcasting methods which are used to model certain monitored economic indicators using other, rapidly updated data sources. Tourism is a cyclical phenomenon where changes can be
This study, carried out as a consortium between Aalto University, ETLA Economic Research, Finnish Institute for health and welfare and VATT Institute for Economic Research, assesses what costs in out-patient medicines, how the prices of medicines can be influenced
The project comprises a comprehensive impact study shedding light on how Business Finland (BF) has succeeded in achieving the objectives associated with innovation and business subsidy funding and global network services. Compared to previous evaluations, the goal is further
The project studies the effects of firm subsidies on global competitiveness. The study will be conducted with a clear distinction between two different aspects of competitiveness: short-term cost competitiveness, and long-term structural competitiveness. The aim is to better perceive
During the last two decades the costs of importing have decreased due to falling transport costs, improvements in information and communication technologies and liberalized foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes. In many industrialized countries, losses of manufacturing jobs, increasing wage
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
We construct an up-to-date study of the Chinese economy, its international role, and especially Finnish-Chinese Economic Relations. ETLA’s research team has previously done several studies on, e.g., Finland’s EU and EMU membership, Finnish-Russian Economic Relations, and Finnish-American Economic Relations.
Etla’s part in the project firstly focuses on the developments in personal data related hype-cycles and innovation in three selected domains that have been identified to have an exceptionally large near-term potential to generate value from data. Such data-intensive