Finland : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

November 17, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes structural shocks, productivity, and growth in Finland. Finland has gone from being a top-performing advanced economy to a growth laggard since 2007. The rapid decline of the (previously) high productivity information and communications technology sector in recent years has weighed on overall growth and productivity. An analysis of industry-level data indicates that shifts in the sectoral distribution of labor and capital toward lower productivity sectors are also contributing to slower aggregate productivity growth. Firm-level analysis suggests that the aggregate total factor productivity impact of reallocating resources within sectors is limited, although there is more scope to reallocate resources between sectors.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/312

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 17, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513517162/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FINEA2015003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

52

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