Productivity growth has decreased in many countries in recent decades, including Sweden. This trend is concerning as productivity growth is fundamental for long-term prosperity. What factors are important for companies to invest? How may government support and industrial policy impact productivity, competition, and trade? And, importantly, how can we best ensure the development of tomorrow’s competencies?

In the new SNS research project “Productivity, Competitiveness, and Sustainable Growth”, we aim to broaden our perspective, delving into the long-term conditions for higher productivity, enhanced competitiveness, and sustainable economic growth. The project begins in January 2024 and will span three years.


Louise Lorentzon, research director SNS,, 070-791 21 72

Simon Torell Witt, project manager SNS,, 0766-97 69 88