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Swedish Lessons for Post-Socialist Countries

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  • Lindbeck, A.

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When reforming their own countries, several observers, ideologues and politicians in former socialist countries have pointed to Sweden as a blueprint. It is then believed that Sweden, or the "Swedish model", has combined the efficiency, dynamism and flexibility or capitalist market economies with the economic security and egalitarianism so highly evaluated by many social liberals and socialists. An analysis of the Swedish experience, and its relevance for former socialist countries, may therefore be of rather general interest.

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Paper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 645.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:645

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Keywords: SWEDEN ; SOCIALISM ; ECONOMIC HISTORY ; CAPITALISM ; POLITICAL DOCTRINES STOCKHOLM SWEDEN. 41p.;

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