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

  • Sweden well equipped for economic slowdown

    Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund.

    “For some time now, we have been saying that we see an economic slowdown ahead. It’s clearer now that we are entering this phase. The risks have increased. At the same time, resource utilisation remains higher than normal and the responsible fiscal policy we have pursued over the past few years has created scope to handle this slowdown. Sweden is well equipped,” say Ms Andersson.

  • 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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