Policy Briefs


  • 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

    English, PDF, 356kb

    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

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    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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