Project Description

Uku Varblane

Research Manager, Foresight Centre at the Estonian Parliament The Impact of the Virus Crisis on  the Estonian Economy.
Scenarios until 2030

Uku is an expert in Foresight Centre at the Estonian Parliament. Uku has 13 years of experience in conducting and managing more than 70 Estonian and international applied research projects. His topics of research are links between productivity and global value chains, innovation, and direct foreign investments.

In his presentation Uku is going to give an overview of a study The Impact of the Virus Crisis on Estonian Economy. Scenarios until 2030’

The purpose of the study is to provide a quick assessment of the current events and impending changes. The research focuses mostly on identifying the economic impact and future outlooks, including the possible changes in Estonia’s economic structure and competitive position compared to other countries.

The research was seeking answers to the following questions:

  • What are the main mechanisms that allow coronavirus and its avoidance measures to influence the economy and society? What trends emerge and grow as a result?
  • What scenarios take form when alternative interpretations of trends are layered together?
  • What is the significance of scenarios on different economic sectors and their development perspectives?

Foresight Centre – Riigikogu