Publications & Documents


  • 12-April-2016

    English

    Taxing Wages: Iceland

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 24-November-2015

    English

    Education at a Glance 2015: Iceland

    The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.

  • 30-September-2015

    English, PDF, 356kb

    Iceland Policy Brief: Putting in Place a Macro-prudential Framework Proportionate to Financial Stability and Investment Objectives

    As part of the plan to gradually remove capital controls, Iceland has recently introduced several macro-prudential rules, some of which discriminate on the basis of the currency of an operation.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Iceland Policy Brief: Ensuring a Fairer Distribution of Wealth Generated by Fisheries

    In 2013, fish products accounted for 26% of total exports and fishing and fish processing represented 9.4% of GDP. The fishing industry is also a major source of employment, accounting for 4.7% of the civilian labour force in 2013. Maintaining a healthy fishing sector is crucial to the overall economic success of the country.

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  • 30-September-2015

    English, PDF, 347kb

    Iceland Policy Brief: Protecting the Natural Environment as a Key Asset for Economic Growth

    The rapid development of tourism and energy-intensive industry is exerting increasing pressures on the environmental assets upon which much of Iceland’s growth has been founded.

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  • 30-September-2015

    English, PDF, 350kb

    Iceland Policy Brief: Boosting Productivity through Greater Competition

    Fostering competition can be a challenge given the small size of the Icelandic economy. In a number of important sectors, such as financial services, food and telecoms, only a few firms operate.

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  • 3-septembre-2015

    Français

    Profil du membre du CAD : Islande

    En 2014, les apports nets d’APD de l’Islande se sont élevés à 35 millions USD (données provisoires), ce qui a représenté 0.21 % de son revenu national brut (RNB) et une diminution de 3.8 % en termes réels par rapport à 2013.

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  • 1-September-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Iceland

    I am pleased to open this launch with a broadly positive message. Since successfully completing its stabilisation programme in 2011, Iceland’s economic activity has recovered steadily, returning to its pre-crisis level earlier than crisis-hit euro area countries. Iceland has entered its 5th year of economic recovery and prospects are good.

  • 1-septembre-2015

    Français

    La reprise est solide en Islande mais il reste des défis à relever pour que la croissance soit durable

    La reprise en Islande ne s’est jamais démentie depuis la crise financière mondiale, comme l’attestent une activité économique se situant au-dessus des niveaux d’avant la crise ainsi qu’un certain nombre d’autres signes visibles de normalisation, tels que la décrue du chômage, le redressement des finances publiques et l’amélioration de la situation financière des ménages.

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  • 1-September-2015

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Iceland on 1st September 2015

    The Secretary-General presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Iceland and held meetings with the President of Iceland, the Prime Minster and several other ministers. Mr. Gurría also attended meetings with business and unions, and the Parliament’s Economic and Trade Affairs Committee.

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