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Lunch seminar on Wednesday, 12.2.2020 at 11.30-12.30 in Hotel Arkipelag's restaurant.
“The new conditions for economic growth. How is Åland affected by the mega trends?”
Speaker: Jouko Kinnunen, ÅSUB


After decades of relatively stable growth in the Åland economy, the last ten years have been marked by stagnation and a development that has not reflected the positive population growth. Digitization, globalization and sustainability concerns challenges the earlier development pattern of the Åland economy. Similarly, global economic power relations are increasingly being pushed towards Asia. Something that makes the current situation unique is that several major trends are going on simultaneously and that they are unusually powerful. In addition, changes seem to be happening faster. These mega trends will also affect the Åland growth conditions in a comprehensive and lasting way.

Jouko Kinnunen is doctor in economy from the Aalto University (formerly Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu) and ÅSUB's research director. He has worked at several Finnish research institutes and internationally for the UN and the World Bank. The presentation is based on a recently published ÅSUB study (ÅSUB Report 2019: 9). The conclusions of the study are based on material from ÅSUB's statistical production, a comprehensive literature review, surveys for business and the public sector, and group discussions with business and public sector representatives. Socio-economic model analysis is also used to illuminate various future development paths.

Lunch can be purchased in the restaurant and brought in to the seminar which is held in the secluded southern part of the restaurant. The seminar starts at 11.30 and lasts for an hour.

We are grateful for registration in our event on the Peace Institute's Facebook page or to Susann Simolin (susann (at) peace.ax), but it is also possible to drop in.