Invitation to the project seminar on 9 November 2022: Finland back on the path to growth, but by what means?

We are now being tested by an extraordinary combination of health, safety, environmental and economic crises. The corona pandemic, Russia’s war of aggression, accelerating climate change, the energy market shock and long-term economic stagnation are reshaping societies – and Finland is no exception.

In order for economic growth to return to a sustainable growth trajectory, it requires the revival of innovation, investments in the resilience of societies and a favorable political environment for making reforms.

The joint research project of Etla and the University of Turku “ReGrow – Reigniting Growth through Innovation” aims to meet the challenges of economic growth. The project is also looking for new policy levers that could be used to increase the productivity of innovations in the global turmoil. Several well-known international implementers from the universities of Stanford, Waterloo and Oxford and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are involved in the project.

Now it’s time to present the results of the research project, and we want to invite you to the seminar to look for growth drivers!

Time: Wednesday 9 November 2022 from 9am to 2pm

Place: Hotel Kämp, Peilisali, 2nd floor (Kluuvikatu 4b, Helsinki)

The event is in English, and the preliminary program is as follows:

09.00 Opening speech of the seminar / Research Director Tero Kuusi, Etla

09.10 Keynote: Productivity perspectives on growth challenges, Professor Bart van Ark, University of Manchester, UK

09.40 Keynote: EU economic policy perspectives / Professor Iain Begg, London School of Economics, European Research Center

10.10 Coffee break

10.20 Panel discussion: What opportunities are there in the economic policy toolkit?

• Professor Bart van Ark

• Professor Iain Begg

• Member of Parliament Elina Valtonen, National Coalition Party

• Research Director Tero Kuusi, Etla

• Moderator: Financial Reporter Emil Elo, HS Visio

11.00 Public discussion

11.30 Lunch

12.15 Research seminar

14.00 The event ends

The seminar continues in the afternoon with an in-depth research seminar, to which you are also welcome if you wish. The afternoon program will be confirmed later.

Registration by 2.11. 10am via the attached link. When registering, please let us know if you also want to participate in the afternoon part and about any special diet.

Warm welcome!

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