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Markets, models and planning: the Norwegian experience

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  • Bjerkholt, Olav

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    (Dept. of Economics, University of Oslo)

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After World War II economic policy in Europe comprised considerable elements of planning. The paper discusses how this shift was related to the conceived failure of the free enterprise economy to provide full employment in the interwar period and to the war experience. The Norwegian post-war planning had a more integrated and comprehensive character and a more structured format than in most other countries in Western Europe. Some major aspects of the Norwegian planning system and the models developed to support it are discussed, with particular emphasis on the roles played by key economists

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 14/2005.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 11 Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2005_014

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Postal: Department of Economics, University of Oslo, P.O Box 1095 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway
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Keywords: Economic planning; planning models; national budgeting; Marshall Plan;

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  1. Bjerkholt, Olav, 1998. "Interaction between model builders and policy makers in the Norwegian tradition," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 317-339, July.
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  1. Arild Sæther & Ib E. Eriksen, 2014. "Ragnar Frisch and the Postwar Norwegian Economy," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 11(1), pages 46-80, January.

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