Economics Program leads the GPRG’s work on economic policy. Policy solutions to issues facing the world economy, as well as regions and countries, including the pandemic, prospects for growth, inflation, energy and the environment, inequality, labor issues, emerging markets, and the impact of new technologies are explored.
Sweden's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has garnered much attention both within and outside the country. The Swedish pandemic strategy, particularly in the early stages of COVID-19, was characterized by a divergent approach from its peers to imposing regulations. Our research project aims to study the spatial efficacy of fiscal stimulus inserted during COVID-19. So far, studies only look at the national-level outcomes. This study, therefore, will investigate the effect of fiscal stimulus on the regional level (NUTS-2), which is later contextualized within the broader framework of Sweden's approach to the pandemic. We consequently set forth policy suggestions that account for the regional dimensions as well as the political feasibility side of responding to crises.