2016 OECD Economic Surveys: Norway 2016

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This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Norway examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover: Higher education; Agriculture and rural policy.



Executive summary

Norway has very high material living standards and scores well on other aspects of well-being, thanks to a mix of natural resources wealth, good policy making and inclusive and egalitarian social values, including active efforts to break down barriers to women’s careers. However, the substantial oil-price falls since 2014 have been a reminder of Norway’s exposure to external risks and consequently the importance of a flexible and competitive mainland economy. Norway continues to experience strong property-price momentum, raising concerns for macroeconomic stability. Also, the long-standing fiscal rule risks being inappropriately expansionary.



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