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Product Market Reforms and Incentives to Innovate in Sweden

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  • Edquist, Harald

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  • Henrekson, Magnus

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    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN))

The Swedish economy has developed rapidly since the mid-1990s relative to most comparable countries, in particular relative to almost all other EU-15 countries. We investigate two policy areas that are believed to have been important for the strong economic development in Sweden during the last two decades, namely product market reforms and incentives to innovate. The paper provides a short description of the policy changes that have taken place within these areas since the early 1990s and offers ideas for additional policy reforms that would pave the way for continued successful economic development.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 986.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 13 Nov 2013
Publication status: Published in What Can We Learn from Economic Reforms in Greece and Sweden?, Choupres, Maria, Edquist, Harald (eds.), 2013, chapter 5, pages 143-198, European Liberal Forum, Brussels, Belgium.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0986
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