After a long period of economic growth, many experts are predicting a downturn in the near future. This, combined with trade wars and volatile stock markets, has created an increased uncertainty among average savers as well as politicians who are unsure of the best policies to prepare their national economies for the future. Sweden, a small export oriented country, is heavily dependent on global trade and funding on the international markets. Structural trends, such as ageing of the population and migration flows, also have important economic implications. What are we to expect of the economy in the coming years and what challenges lie ahead? We are honoured to welcome the Governor of the Riksbank, Stefan Ingves, to give a broad perspective on the economic situation.
Stefan Ingves is the Governor of the Riksbank and Chairman of the Executive Board and holds a PhD in economics. Mr Ingves has previously been Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department at the International Monetary Fund, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank and General Director of the Swedish Bank Support Authority. Prior to that he was Under-Secretary and Head of the Financial Markets Department at the Ministry of Finance.
Place: Hörsal 4, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.