The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper presents the projections on the fiscal and external profiles for Norway, and discusses the long-term prospects and policy options. The study evaluates the details and implications of the system of social insurance schemes; and long-term profile of oil-related exports and income. The paper highlights the economics behind long-term projections for the non-oil current account. The study focuses on the implications of centralized bargaining for the labor market, and explores its continued viability.