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Economic Council celebrated Nobel laureate

28.9.2017 13.35
Economic Council celebrated Nobel laureate

Professor Bengt Holmström, Nobel laureate in Economics, attended a meeting of the Economic Council on 19 September 2017.  The themes of the festive meeting were the impact of technology on the labour market and the enhancement of education.  A banquet lunch was held in connection with the meeting. President Martti Ahtisaari and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä were among the guests attending the lunch.

Press release of the Government Communications Department of 19 September
Photos from the banquet lunch


Contact information

Pekka Sinko, Secretary General of the Economic Council 
Prime Minister's Office, Strategiaosasto, Yhteiskuntapolitiikan suunnitteluyksikkö 0295160189  


Iiris Koskela-Näsänen, Research Assistant 
Prime Minister's Office, Strategiaosasto, Yhteiskuntapolitiikan suunnitteluyksikkö 0295160183  

Economic Council

Economic Council

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Economic Council of Finland is a body for facilitating co-operation between the Government, the Bank of Finland and major interest groups.

Functions of the Economic Council

Composition and Secretariat of the Economic Council

Composition and Secretariat of the Economic Council

In addition to the Prime Minister, the Economic Council has 11–21 members appointed by the Government. Some Council members are also members of the Government.

Composition of the Economic Council

Economic Council meetings

Economic Council meetings

The Economic Council usually meets once a month. Studies and reports compiled for the Economic Council, together with presentations given by experts in the field, provide the basis for discussion at meetings.

Economic Council meetings