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Working group to assess the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and explore ways to return to a sustainable growth path

Ministry of Economic Affairs and EmploymentMinistry of Finance 1.4.2020 12.25 | Published in English on 1.4.2020 at 14.33
Press release

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Finance have appointed a working group to prepare an expert assessment of the impact of the coronavirus crisis and of measures that can be used to limit the damage to the Finnish economy. The working group will also explore measures that could help to get Finland back on track towards sustainable growth, high employment and sustainable public finances after the crisis.

Vesa Vihriälä, D.Soc.Sc., Professor of Practice, Economics, has been invited to chair the working group. The other members of the group are Professor Bengt Holmström, Sixten Korkman, D.Soc.Sc., and Professor Roope Uusitalo.

The working group may consult other experts as it sees fit. The working group is required to complete its report by 1 May 2020.

Inquiries:
Vesa Vihriälä, D.Soc.Sc. (chair of the working group), tel. +358 43 824 1660 and vesa.vihriala(at)helsinki.fi
Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 400
Martti Hetemäki, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, tel. +358 29 553 0292

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