OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden

Frequency :
Every 18 months
ISSN :
1999-0448 (online)
ISSN :
1995-3380 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19990448
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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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OECD
Publication Date :
01 Jan 1994
ISBN :
9789264165403 (PDF) ; 9789264140677 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/eco_surveys-swe-1994-en

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OECD's 1994 Economic Survey of Sweden examines what went wrong to cause the current recession, recent trends, policy settings and requirements, and reforming the welfare system.
Also available in: French

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. What went wrong? 
-The current recession in historical perspective and international comparison 
-Explaining the unusual length and depth of the recession
-Summing up
II. Recent trends
-A dual economy
-The exposed sectors in the aftermath of depreciation
-The troubled household sector
-A depressed labour market
-Moderate wage and price increases
-Sectoral saving and investment balances
-The balance of payments
-The outlook for 1994 and 1995
III. Policy settings and requirements
-The short-term policy tradeoffs
-Recent policy actions
-Medium-term policy requirements
IV. Reforming the welfare system
-Growth and composition of social expenditures
-Accounting for growth in social expenditures
-Achievement of objectives and the direct costs
-Impact on economic performance
-New trends in Swedish welfare policy
V. Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography 
Annexes
-I. Household saving behaviour
-II. Supplementary information concerning fiscal policy 
-III. The Swedish banking crisis
-IV. Calendar of main economic events