Conference: Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

International Conference today at CBS, Solbjerg Plads 3, Room SPs13 Velux Auditorum

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:00 to Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 13:00

Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries

The Nordic countries are well-known for their high income levels, high employment rates, large public sectors and a relatively equal distribution of incomes. More recently, at a time when most countries suffer from debt problems, the Nordics have attracted international attention for their ability to keep their public finances on a sustainable path. For example, earlier this year the Economist magazine had a special feature titled “The Nordic countries: The next supermodel”, which argued that politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries.

This conference investigates in further detail how the Nordics perform and manage to reform. The conference brings together scholars working in the areas of fiscal and monetary policy, banking regulatory and supervisory issues, growth and productivity, and so on, and they apply their expertise to the context of the Nordic countries. The contributors are primarily academics, but also involve researchers from central banks, governmental agencies, and international institutions.


Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University
Michael Bergman, University of Copenhagen

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Copenhagen Business School


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