Minister of Economics (Sweden)

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Minister of Economics of Sweden
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Ministry of Economics
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
First holderGösta Bohman
Final holderKjell-Olof Feldt
Abolished31 December 1982

The Minister of Economics[1] (Swedish: Ekonomiminister) was a member of the government of Sweden. The minister of economics was the head of the Ministry of Economics from 1976 to 1982 which dealt with long-term guidelines for economic policy, the principle orientation of financial and credit policy, international economic cooperation, statistics, questions regarding banking and insurance, the stock exchange and the monetary system.


The post of minister of economics was created after the

Ola Ullsten's First Cabinet. Ingemar Mundebo became minister of economics and minister for the budget.[3]

The cabinet resigned on 12 October 1979 following the

Palme's Second Cabinet. The Ministry of Finance was re-established on 1 January 1983 and thus the Ministry of Economics and the post of minister of economics were abolished.[6]

List of officeholders

Color key

Historical parties:   Lantmanna   Moderate   National Party   


Present parties:   Social Democrats   Moderate   Centre   Left   Liberals   Christian Democrats   Green   Sweden Democrats


Portrait Minister
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
Fälldin I
Ullsten Cabinet
Fälldin II
Fälldin III
Palme II


  1. SELIBR 8345587
  2. ^ "Bohman leder delat finansdepartement" [Bohman leads a divided finance ministry]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 274. 8 October 1976. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Ullsten lovar sänka skatten, höja bidragen" [Ullsten promises to lower taxes, increase subsidies]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 283. 19 October 1978. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  4. ^ Crona, Elisabeth; Kjellander, Claes-Göran; Petzell, Sophie (12 October 1979). "Statsrådsposterna klara: Problem för c in i det sista" [The cabinet minister positions ready: Problems for the Centre Party to the end]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 277. p. 5. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Fälldin tar hårt tag om ekonomin" [Fälldin has a firm grip on the economy]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 138. 23 May 1981. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  6. ^ Johansson, Kerstin, ed. (24 December 1982). "På nya poster i nya departementen" [New posts in new ministries]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 349. p. 11. Retrieved 10 November 2022.