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Sweden is a very egalitarian country but inequalities have risen and some groups are poorly integrated into the labour market.
Extensive structural reforms since the early 1990s have strengthened the resilience of the Swedish economy to shocks.
The Swedish economy is resilient but faces some challenges. Addressing the short-term risks in the labour and financial markets, while achieving more stable, inclusive and green growth in the longer term requires continuing with structural reforms.
List of Economic Surveys of Sweden
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Interest rate pass-through during the global financial crisis: the case of SwedenA stable relationship between monetary policy rates and bank lending and deposit rates faced by consumers and companies is essential for the effective transmission of monetary policy decisions.
After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.
Sweden has developed an extensive and sound policy framework to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
In his remarks for the launch of the Economic Survey of Sweden, Angel Gurría said that 'Sweden is recovering quickly and robustly from the crisis (...) in large part thanks to the sound macroeconomic and structural policies Sweden has pursued over the past couple of decades.'
Sweden has weathered the crisis well. It now needs to strengthen fundamentals even further by improving the monetary and financial policy frameworks and continuing with labour market and education system reforms.