Housing Policies in the Nordics – Nordic Economic Policy Review 2021

Join us on 5 May for the digital launch event of NEPR 2021. This issue of Nordic Economic Policy Review is devoted to Nordic housing markets and housing policies.

Nordic housing markets face more or less the same problems and challenges, but the way policies and regulations deal with them differs in many respects. A comparison of policies, regulations and results across countries yields valuable lessons for policymakers. The work has been led and edited by Professor emeritus Harry Flam and Professor emeritus Peter Englund.

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Welcome, Krista Mikkonen, Finnish Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Article presentations:

  • Introduction, Professor Harry Flam
  • Cost and productivity in housing construction, Mats Bergman, Södertörn University; and Sten Nyberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Social housing: affordability and integration, Essi Eerola, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland
  • Efficiency and equity: taxation of housing, Niku Määttänen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Panellists: Kristina Háfoss, Secretary-General at the Nordic Council and former Minister of Finance, Faroe Islands, Curt Liliegreen, Project Director at the Knowledge Centre for Housing Economics/Realdania, Denmark, and Una Jónsdóttir, Economist at Landsbankinn, Iceland.

Moderated by Senior Research Advisor Ryan Weber, Nordregio

The event will take place on Zoom between 13.00 – 15.00 CEST, and you can register through the link below.