| 03.03.2021

Helsinki GSE: The municipalities in Uusimaa will receive exact information about the effects of the corona on their finances

During the corona epidemic, it has been clear that the municipalities often do not have an exact idea of, for example, the development of the municipality's wage bill. The Helsinki GSE situation room will present its latest report on the topic in connection with a webinar open to everyone in Zoom 4.3.2021 at 8:30.

During the corona epidemic, it has been clear that the municipalities often do not have an exact idea of, for example, the development of the municipality's wage bill. The report, which will be published on 4.3.2021, provides the municipalities of Uusimaa with updated information on the effects of the corona on their finances. The project also serves as an experiment in the availability and use of municipal data in decision-making.

The latest report is divided into two parts. The first part examines the situation in Uusimaa as a whole and compares it with the situation in the whole country. This part also contains sections on the labour market, Kela benefits that households receive, business activities and infections. The second part presents the corresponding diagram for each municipality separately. The report is updated and developed regularly during the spring.

Juha Eskelinen from the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council opens the webinar. After that, Professor Otto Toivanen, Academic Director of the Helsinki GSE, will go through the results of the report. At the end of the webinar, it is possible for the audience to ask questions. The event lasts about an hour.

The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (Helsinki GSE) has established a situation room to support ministries and other public authorities in economic policy-making during the coronavirus crisis.

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council finances projects for recovery after the corona crisis. The situation room has been granted support from the Council.

Zoom link to the webinar 4.3.2021 at 8.30.

The webinar (in Finnish) is free and open to everyone.

More information about the situation room and its public reports is available on the Helsinki GSE website.