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Impact bonds in the Nordics

- Olli Tiikkainen

An impact bond is a financial contract between public and private stakeholders with the aim of solving societal problems. Impact bonds remain…

Iceland: Uncovering the Nordic Welfare State with Stefán Ólafsson

Stefán Ólafsson headshot in work clothes.
- Stefán Ólafsson

Nordic public debt: the dangers of restricting public spending due to the covid-19 crisis

Five Danish Kroner coin
- Ilkka Kärrylä

The prevailing economic doctrine in the Nordics and Europe has it that, the lower the public debt, the more room there is for economic stimulation in…

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

Ship and habour workers in Kaskö harbour in the 1920s.
- Sami M Outinen

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.…

The Nordic countries and economic integration

- Economy

As small, open economies, all the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Island, Norway and Sweden) have been well integrated in the regional and…

Emigration in the Nordics: an overview since 1800s

Old water colour painting of people in a harbour area with ships in the background
- Byron J. Nordstrom

Emigration has been a part of population mobility in the Nordic region for centuries. The numbers were generally very small until the mid-nineteenth…

Economic development in the Nordic countries

SPK ball bearings formed like a ring
- Susanna Fellman

The Nordic countries are today among the richest countries in the world measured by GDP per capita. These countries also come top in more or less…

The 'Nordic model' of capitalism

The front entrance of 'Børsen', the stock exchange
- Susanna Fellman

The five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) are often characterised as being welfare capitalist, featuring a combination…

Overview of taxation in the Nordics

Feet and legs of people walking, black and white
- Eric S. Einhorn

Tax policy is a core instrument of public policy in the Nordic countries. Whilst popular media often criticise the high taxes in Nordic countries, the…