Spain: Selected Issues

Publication Date: July 10, 2014
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Summary: This Selected Issues paper analyzes Spain’s sustainable growth rate. It sheds some light on Spain’s medium-term growth prospects by looking into the key factors driving potential growth, both in the past and likely in the future, and international experience of countries in the aftermath of financial crisis. The paper suggests Spain is likely to face a long period of moderate growth (about 1½–2 percent) and high unemployment, but policy action—especially that directed toward reducing structural unemployment and raising productivity—could lead to much better outcomes.
Series: Country Report No. 14/193
Subject(s): Economic growth | Corporate sector | Debt restructuring | Banks | Unemployment | Social security | Selected Issues Papers | Spain

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Publication Date: July 10, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498330862/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1ESPEA2014003 Pages: 73
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