Finland : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 16, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In light of potential changes in fiscal policy in Finland, the impact of changes in the fiscal stance on short-term economic growth is an issue of interest. This paper estimates the short-term impact of fiscal policy on growth in Finland. The estimates are based on a structural vector autoregression (SVAR) model. However, identifying the long-term impact of changes in labor taxes on employment and growth is not an easy task. Although fiscal policy influences GDP in the short-term, the impact remains small compared with results.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/326

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 16, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813210/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FINEA0022003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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