Economic policy

Economic policy is about ensuring the efficient functioning of the Swedish economy, moderating the ups and downs in the economy and redistributing economic resources between individuals and over time.

Responsible for economic policy

Responsible minister

Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Finance
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance

Responsible ministry

News about economic policy

  • Global economy affecting well-equipped Sweden more and more clearly

    Today, Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson presents the Ministry of Finance’s latest forecast for economic development and the situation in the municipal sector.

    Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries.

  • Budget Bill for 2020: Reforms for a stronger society

    Photo: Ministry of Finance / Government Offices of Sweden

    Today the Government presents the Budget Bill for 2020 to the Riksdag. The Government is proposing measures to increase the number of jobs, tackle the challenge of climate change, safeguard welfare throughout the country and address crime and its causes.

  • The Swedish fiscal policy framework

    The fiscal policy framework is an instrument to ensure that fiscal policy is sustainable and transparent in the long term. Certain principles are regulated by law, while others are based on the practice that has gradually developed since the 1990s. In June 2016, a cross-party agreement was concluded on changes to the fiscal policy framework. In April 2018, the Government presented a written communication to the Riksdag containing a cohesive description of the framework.

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