Invitation to Online Seminar 26.1.2022

Economic Policy Council will publish its assessment of government’s economic policy

Economic Policy Council will publish its annual report on the economic policy of the government and fiscal sustainability on January 26, 2022. The report will be published on EPC website at 10.00.

An open online seminar will be held between 13 and 14.30 for anyone interested in the report.

In the seminar, professor Jukka Pirttilä, member of the EPC, will present the key content and opinions of the Economic Policy Council’s 2021 report. The report will be commented by Director General Mikko Spolander from the Ministry of Finance. The second part of the seminar features a panel discussion on issues such as the fiscal risks posed by the pandemic. Panelists are Chair of the European Fiscal Board (EFB), professor emeritus Niels Thygesen (University of Copenhagen), Director Mika Maliranta (Labore) and Auditor General Sami Yläoutinen (National Audit Office). Panel discussion will be led by professor Hilde Bjørnland (BI Norwegian Business School).

Seminar will be held in English.

Audience will have the opportunity to ask questions after the panel discussion through a chat.

No registration is needed for the seminar. Welcome!

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Seminar: 2021 Report of the Economic Policy Council
Venue: Online
Time: 13.00-14.30, Wednesday 26 January

PART A: 2021 Report of Economic Policy Council

13.00 prof. Jukka Pirttilä (Economic Policy Council)
13.20 Comment, Director General Mikko Spolander (Ministry of Finance)

PART B: Panel discussion
Chair: Prof. Hilde Bjørnland (BI Norwegian Business School)
Prof. Emeritus Niels Thygesen (University of Copenhagen and EFB)
Director, Prof. Mika Maliranta (Labore, University of Jyväskylä)
Auditor General, D.Sc. Sami Yläoutinen (National Audit Office)

14.30 Closing

Further Information:
Jukka Pirttilä
, Vice Chair of the Economic Policy Council; +358 2941 28728 / +358 295 519 426