Sami M Outinen

Sami Outinen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences (political history) at the University of Helsinki and has been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History at the Södertörn University, Sweden, with ReNEW - Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World. His main areas of research are social democracy, employment and economic policy, Nordic welfare systems and labour market development. For more information about Sami Outinen, please click here. 


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Ship and habour workers in Kaskö harbour in the 1920s. Photo: finna.fi, CC BY 4.0.

2020.04.16 | Outlook, Sami M Outinen, Public policy, Economy

The Nordic response to the Great Depression – an economic approach to the Corona crisis?

A look back at how Sweden and Finland dealt with two key crises in the twentieth century may be enlightening during the current Corona crisis. Firstly, the depression in 1930s, which led to Keynesian interventionalism - with some key differences - brought with it a series of steps throughout the following decades in both countries. Secondly, the…