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Uutiset, 7.2.2007 | Suomen pysyvä edustusto UNESCOssa, Pariisi

OECD Economic Survey of Sweden

OECD - Paris, 7 February 2007

OECD Economic Survey of Sweden

Sweden’s economic recovery has been stronger than in most other European countries. In a surveyto be publishedon Wednesday 14 February  2007, the OECD assesses Sweden’s  reforms and looks at the challenges it faces, including getting more immigrants, youngsters and disabled people into work.   

The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 GMT) for immediate release. 

A breakfast seminar on the survey, open to the press, and chaired by Swedishfinance minister Anders Borg will take place from 9.00 -11.00 a.m. the same day at Rotundan, Rosenbad 4,  Stockholm. Andrew Dean, deputy director of the OECD economics department, will be among the speakers. A question and answer session for journalists will take place at the end of the seminar. To register, journalists are invited to

A Policy Brief with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.

Among the questions investigated by the survey are:

  • What is behind the strong productivity growth?
  • Why has inflation been persistently low?
  • How can Sweden combat labour market exclusion?
  • Could the housing market function better with less regulation?
  • Are immigrants disadvantaged on the labour market?
  • Could improvements in sickness absence and disability pension be continued?
  • Are more housing tax rebates really what Sweden needs?

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, four hours ahead of release time. For journalists in Asia/Pacific time zones such advance access is allowed 12 hours ahead of release time.

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 Nicole Le Vourch ( in the OECD’s Media Relations Division


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