The Minister of Finance's first meeting with the Economic Council

On Monday 25 January, the Finance Minister's Economic Council had its first meeting.

The council consists of seven people from various economic fields in addition to the finance minister, who chairs the meeting. The purpose of the council is to advise the Minister of Finance on current economic and scientific issues that are relevant to economic policy.

At the first meeting of the year, the discussions were above all about the role of fiscal policy in a possible situation with deteriorating economic growth combined with high inflation.

IIES Professors Lars Calmfors and John Hassler are both members of the council.

Click here to read the press release from the Swedish Government (in Swedish).