Sweden : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 9, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Selected Issues paper analyzes tax policy trends at the local level in Sweden and assesses the effectiveness of the vertical fiscal policy coordination system. The study reviews Sweden’s local public finances from an international perspective and empirically explores various explanations for the gradual increase in local tax rates. It discusses long-term challenges for local public finances and aggregate fiscal policy coordination. The design of vertical fiscal policy coordination in other countries is described. The paper also examines the Swedish experience of work absence in a European context.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/245

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 9, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451835960/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SWEEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

52

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