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The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 2005f
Lounrotinkatu 4B Helsinki 120, Finland
tel:358-9 609 900 fax:358-9 601 753

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1946.

General Description: ETLA, a private research community, carries out economic, business, and social policy research as well as makes economic forecasts. Its activities facilitate financial and economic policy decision-making in Finnish companies, organizations that sponsors ETLA, and the entire Finnish economy. ETLA tries to promote the spreading of research information in companies, the association that sponsors ETLA, and the economy as a whole. In addition, the institute is an outstanding training place for economists.

Annual Budget: USD 5.3 million (2004)

Staff: 43 (29 research, 14 administrative/support), 1 intern

Executive Officers:
Prof. VARTIA, Pentti (Managing Director)

Public Relations:
Mr. LAMMI, Markku (Director of Finance and Communications)

(As of November, 2004)

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