OECD Economic Survey of Norway launches Wednesday 15 February 2012


 Webcast: the press conference will be webcast live

12/02/2012 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of Norway, to be published on Wednesday 15 February 2012, discusses how sound macroeconomic policies and well-managed petroleum wealth have helped the country successfully weather the global economic crisis. The study assesses the new policy challenges posed by slower growth worldwide and the European financial crisis. It also outlines the potential use of fiscal and monetary policy, as well as labor market and public expenditure reforms, to ensure sustainable long-term growth.

The report will be presented by Patrick Lenain, division chief in the OECD’s country studies branch, senior economist Paul O’Brien and Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen in Oslo at 10.00 a.m. (local time) at the Ministry of Finance (Akersgt. 40, Oslo).

Journalists wishing to attend should contact Tor Martin Bærum, at the Ministry of Finance (, +47 91 57 31 12; +47 22 24 41 34).

The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 10.00 a.m. Paris time for immediate release.

An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s website at You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the survey.

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, 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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