Frequency: Every 18 months
Electronic format: Acrobat PDF
This 2003 edition of OECD's periodic review of Finland's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special features on the effectiveness of public spending; ageing, pension reform and long-term public finances; and policies to boost potential output growth.
Table of contents:
Assessment and recommendations I. Macroeconomic developments, prospects and policy challenges -Recent economic developments -The monetary stance is appropriate -Fiscal policy -Short-term projections -Main policy challenges II. Ageing, pension reform and long-term public finances -Demographic trends -The current system and the pension reform -Long-term public finances -Summary III. Enhancing the effectiveness of public spending -Forces shaping public spending developments -Maintaining aggregate fiscal discipline -Public expenditure issues in local government -Transfers: key reforms are underway -Ensuring efficiency in delivering public services -Wrapping-up IV. Policies to boost potential output growth -The strengths in productivity are considerable but not well diversified -The labour market: ambitious goals have been set -Product markets: enhancing competition and stepping up privatisation -Financial markets: banking on prudence -Sustainable development -Glossary of acronyms -Bibliography Annexes -I. Examples of the pension reform effects on individual pension levels -II. Calendar of main economic events