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SSE alum and Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson visited SSE

The Swedish Economics Association's annual meeting was held Wednesday afternoon, where Sweden’s Minister for Finance, Magdalena Andersson, presented the government’s budget proposal.

“The challenges that existed before the crisis have not disappeared. As we now navigate our way out of the pandemic, and move on from the immediate crisis measures, we must make sure to stimulate the economy to take Sweden forward. Investments that push the economy in the right direction for the future needs to be done. Climate change is one of the most important areas, and we want Sweden to be the world's first fossil-free welfare state. We also see that the transition that needs to be done due to the climate change is creating jobs in Sweden here and now”, said the Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson during her presentation. [Freely translated from Swedish.]

She also stressed that Sweden and other countries have learned a lot since the financial crisis. She for example highlighted that many countries thought that the crisis was over too early, and therefor cut off the recovery measures too early. This mistake should not be repeated, and several international institutions have stressed the importance of continued fiscal support.

The presentation was followed by comments from Johan Eklund, Managing Director of Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Professor at JIBS and BTH. After their presentations the audience had the chance to ask questions.

The event was moderated by the chairman of the Swedish Economics Association, Magnus Henrikson, and was organized by Professor Robert Östling and the Swedish Economics Association and held in the Aula at SSE. ​It was also possible to join the event at Zoom.

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