OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden

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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Swedish 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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01 Jan 1992
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OECD's 1992 Economic Survey of Sweden examines recent trends and short-term prospects, economic policy, the unemployment record, and competition and competition policy.
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Table of Contents

I. Recent Trends and Short-term Prospects
-A recession in the making
-Demand and output developments
-Consumption and household income
-Residential construction
-Business investment
-Demand for exports
-Stockbuilding and imports: buffers on output?
-The sectoral pattern of the slump
-The labour market 
-Sharp deceleration of wage and price inflation
-Improved external position
-The outlook to 1993
-External environment and main assumptions
-Short-term prospects
-Risks to the projections
II. Economic Policy
-A change in course
-Fiscal policy
-Past trends and prospects
-Fiscal policy in the medium-term
-Monetary policy
-Exchange and interest rates
-Problems in the financial system
-The evolution of money and credit aggregates
-Structural policies
-Taxes and transfers
-Labour-market policy
-International integration
-Encouragement of individual discretionary saving and the abolition of wage-earners funds
-Privatisation and public sector efficiency
III. The Past Unemployment Record: The Role of Policy and Labour-Market Institutions
-The characteristics of the labour market
-Low unemployment: the role of centralisation and labour-market policy
-Special labour-market measures
-Unemployment compensation: generosity and administration
-The generosity of unemployment compensation
-The administration and financing of unemployment benefits
-The role of macroeconomic policies and public-sector expansion
IV. Competition and Competition Policy
-The state of competition in commercial activities
-International price comparisons
-Exposure to international trade
-Horizontal concentration
-Vertical integration through ownership
-Collusion and cartel agreements
-Policies bearing on competition
-The competition law and its enforcement
-Entry and operational regulations: internal and external dimensions
-Regulation of natural monopolies
The shelter from exit: subsidies and public ownership
-Competition in "core" public sector activities
-Competition in production
-Competition in provision
-Recent initiatives to encourage competition
-New competition law
-Deregulation of commercial activities
-Deregulation of public sector activities
-The EEA-agreement
V. Conclusions
Notes and references
-I. Supporting material to Part IV
-II. Calendar of main economic events
Statistical and structural annex

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