The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland

The Impact of Regulation on International Investment in Finland examines what drives FDI into Finland and which domestic regulatory aspects may discourage foreign investment. The report analyses trends in FDI flows towards Finland and other Nordic-Baltic countries and discusses the benefits of foreign investment for the Finnish economy. It provides a comparative overview of the regulatory frameworks in force in Finland and its Nordic-Baltic peers, outlining both economy-wide and sector-specific findings, and explores how changes in these regulatory frameworks are linked to changes in FDI inflows in the region. Foreign investors’ views on Finland’s business environment complement these findings. The report underlines potential areas for reform and suggests policy actions that could further improve Finland’s investment climate and contribute to attracting and retaining more FDI, while also strengthening its positive impact.

Published on May 19, 2021


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Trends and benefits of foreign investment
Finland’s domestic policy and regulatory setting
The impact of regulatory barriers on FDI into the Nordic-Baltic region
Finland's business climate in the eyes of foreign investors
Policy conclusions
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