OECD Economic Survey of Iceland launches Thursday 27 June 2013


21/06/13 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Iceland, to be published on Thursday 27 June 2013, looks at factors driving recovery from the deep recession caused by the collapse of the country’s three largest banks in 2008. The Survey discusses continuing efforts to work through the legacy of the financial crisis and put public finances on a sound footing for the long-term.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 10:00 a.m. local time (12:00 p.m. Paris Time) for immediate release.

An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


Patrick Lenain, division head in the country studies branch of the OECD, and David Carey, OECD senior economist, will present the Survey  during a news conference in Reykjavik on 27 June starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. The event will take place at Þjóðmenningarhúsið, Hverfisgata 15, 101 Reykjavik. (Click here for a map.)


For further information on the press conference, contact Elva Björk Sverrisdóttir, Press Officer at the Ministry of Finance (tel: +354-545-9243; mobile +354-693-4747).

For further information on the Survey, contact the OECD Media Office  (  +33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Iceland, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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