About the ESO
The Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO) produces analysis for future fiscal policy and socio-economic challenges.
This work is led by Hans Lindblad, director of Swedish national debt office.The ESO comprises members with expertise in various social science disciplines and public administration.There are also four experts attached to the Board.They participate in Board meetings, but not in its decision-making.
The Board is responsible for the ESO’s activities and provides guidelines for its work.This means that the board prioritises among areas of study, and decides which studies will be conducted and which will be published in the ESO’s publication series.The individual members are very much involved in the Board’s work, which means that they propose areas of study, act as contact persons for specific studies and lead reference group discussions of upcoming reports.The Board can delegate its decision-making powers on specific matters to the chair and/or Secretariat.
The Secretariat, which is shared with the Expert Group for Environmental Studies, is responsible for the day-to-day work and is composed of, three Inquiry Secretaries and an Administrative Officer.A reference group is also attached to the Secretariat, consisting of Government Offices officials with relevant expertise.The Secretariat is involved in commissioning in authors and writing reports.It also draws up proposals for areas of study and participates in producing project plans ahead of Board decisions.