Housing Policies in the Nordics – Launch of the Nordic Economic Policy Review 2021

05.05.21 | Event
Event: Nordic Economic Policy Review
Tapio Haaja
Join us on the 5th of 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.


01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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.



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

Introduction, Professor Emeritus Harry Flam, editor

Cost and productivity in housing construction

Professor Mats Bergman, Södertörn University; and Professor Sten Nyberg, Stockholm University, Sweden

Social housing: affordability and integration

Research Director Essi Eerola, VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland

Efficiency and equity: taxation of housing

Professor 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