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The great financial crisis in Finland and Sweden - The dynamics of boom, bust and recovery, 1985-2000

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  • Lars Jonung
  • Jaakko Kiander
  • Pentti Vartia

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This paper explores the anatomy of the boom, deep depression and recovery in the Finnish and Swedish economies in the period 1985-2000. These fifteen years are divided into three phases: (1) financial liberalization and the boom and the overheating of 1985-90, (2) the outbreak and spread of the crisis to all sectors of the economy in 1990-92, and (3) the recovery 1993-2000. Each period is analyzed separately.

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Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 350.

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Length: 72 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0350

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Keywords: Financial crisis; financial liberalization; boom; bust; depreciation; Finland; Sweden; Jonung; Kiander; Vartia; The great financial crisis in Finland and Sweden; The dynamics of boom; bust and recovery; 1985-2000;

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  1. Jonung, Lars & Schuknecht, Ludger & Tujula, Mika, 2005. "The boom-bust cycle in Finland and Sweden 1984-1995 in an international perspective," CFS Working Paper Series 2006/13, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
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  1. Jonung, Lars & Schuknecht, Ludger & Tujula, Mika, 2005. "The boom-bust cycle in Finland and Sweden 1984-1995 in an international perspective," CFS Working Paper Series 2006/13, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
  2. Angelos Antzoulatos, 2011. "Greece in 2010: A Tragedy Without(?) Catharsis," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 17(3), pages 241-257, August.
  3. Bergin, Adele & Conefrey, Thomas & FitzGerald, John & Kearney, Ide, 2009. "Recovery Scenarios for Ireland," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number RS007, September.
  4. Lars Jonung, 2010. "Financial Crisis and Crisis Management in Sweden. Lessons for Today," Working Papers id:3067, eSocialSciences.
  5. Starke, Peter & Kaasch, Alexandra & van Hooren, Franca, 2011. "Explaining the variety of social policy responses to economic crisis: How parties and welfare state structures interact," TranState Working Papers 154, University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597: Transformations of the State.

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