Economic Analysis

The department Economic Analysis contributes to ideas and methods in the Swedish National Debt Office's key issues.

Pressbild, Erika Färnstrand Daamsgård

Erika Färnstrand Daamsgard
Head of Economic Analysis

The Economic Analysis department has approximately 10 employees. We provide analytical support to the Debt Office’s different areas of operation and is responsible for the agency’s economic forecasts.

The primary emphasis of the analytical support is within macroeconomic and financial analysis as well as financial stability analysis.

The department consists of two units: Economic Forecasting and Economic Studies

Economic Forecasting

Economic Forecasting is responsible for making forecasts of the central government net borrowing requirement. The forecasts serve mainly as a basis for the Debt Office’s borrowing and debt-management decisions but are also utilised by external parties. Economic Forecasting helps write the report Central Government Borrowing – Forecast and Analysis, which is released three times a year. The division’s work also includes publishing and analysing the official statistics for the central government net borrowing requirement and conducting in-depth analysis in all areas of significance to central government finances.

Economic Studies

Economic Studies is in charge of providing expert economic analysis spanning the entirety of the Debt Office’s areas of responsibility. The analysis is published in, for example, Focus Reports and Debt Office Commentaries. Economic Studies is responsible for internally coordinating financial stability analysis and coordinating the Debt Office’s participation in the Financial Stability Council – a forum for representatives from the Government, the Debt Office, Finansinspektionen, and the Riksbank. The division also serves as a liaison to the Debt Office’s Scientific Advisory Council.