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