The NIER's research focuses primarily on the fields of macroeconomics and environmental economics. In macroeconomics, one important part of our work is the development of econometric models that are used for medium-term analyses.
The NIER conducts applied research to gain a better knowledge and understanding of macroeconomic processes. Research and development work is aimed primarily at evaluating and developing the NIER's forecasting methods.
The Environmental Economic Research Division conducts economic impact analyses to provide a better basis for decisions on Sweden's environmental policy.
With the environmental quality objectives adopted by the Swedish Parliament, environmental policy decisions must meet high standards of cost-effectiveness and be preceded by economic impact analyses. We evaluate environmental policy instruments through research, commissions and work on developing models.