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.
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.
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.
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.