OECD Economic Surveys: Iceland

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0308 (online)
1995-3240 (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Icelandic economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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Publication Date :
01 Apr 1979
Pages :
9789264152397 (PDF)

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OECD's 1979 Economic Survey of Iceland examines recent economic trends and policies, problems of demand management, and short-term prospects before drawing a series of policy conclusions.
Also available in: French

Table of Contents

I .Recent trends and policies
-Export output and prices
-Domestic demand
-Prices and wages
-The labour market
-Balance of payments
-Policy objectives and outcome
-Public finance
Money and credit policies
-Incomes policies
II. Problems of demand management in the Icelandic setting - The experience of the 1970s
-Summary of economic performance 1970-1978
-Changing composition of export production
-Real wages and demand in the adjustment process
-The role of demand management policies
--a) Traditional instruments
--b) The Fisheries Price Equalisation Fund
--c) Exchange rate adjustments
-The inflationary trade-off
III. Short-term prospects and policy considerations
-A. The outlook for 1979
--Policy assumptions
--Exports and the terms of trade
--Incomes, inflation and demand
-B. Conclusions
Annex: Calendar of main economic events and policy measures
Statistical annex