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Sweden's Welfare State
			: Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying? »

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061583.071

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden has long been viewed as epitomizing a particular approach to economic and social policy. To its advocates, the Swedish welfare state builds on a strong social consensus favoring extensive state intervention...

A comparative analysis of taxes and CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries

A comparative analysis of taxes and CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Henrik Duer , Pernille Øvre Ritnagel , and Camilla Rosenhagen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322164

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, CO2 Emissions, Passenger Cars, Registration Tax, Annual Circulation Tax, Company Car Schemes, CO2 Efficient Cars

The report discusses how economic instruments can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries. The analysis indicate that The registration tax and the annual circulation tax can cont...

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Annegrete Bruvoll , Silja Kralik , Friðrik Már Baldursson , and Haakon Vennemo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324793

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Fiscal Consolidation, Environmental Tax, Subsidy Reforms, Economic Efficiency, Financial Crisis, Environmental Tax Policy

This project adds insight into the potential contribution to fiscal consolidation from environmental tax and subsidy reforms, i.e. strengthening public budgets while at the same time improving economic efficiency a...

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2006-2009

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2006-2009 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anna Eriksson , Terhi Fitch , Henrik Lindhjem , John Magne Skjelvik , and Lise-Lotte Pade Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319409

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Economic Instruments, Environmental Policy, Policy Instruments, Emissions Trading System, Vehicle Registration Tax, Economy and national budget

The Nordic Council of Ministers publishes regular overview reports on the use of economic instruments in Nordic environmental policy. In this report, Part I presents an overview of the use of economic instruments w...

Sweden

Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2004/245

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451835960

Keywords: tax rate, tax rates, local tax, tax base, fiscal policy

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 f...

Sweden: Selected Issues

Sweden: Selected Issues »

Source: Sweden : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2004/245

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451835960

Keywords: tax rate, tax rates, local tax, tax base, fiscal policy

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 f...

Sweden

Sweden »

Source: Sweden : Selected Issues-The Role of Government

Volume/Issue: 2001/169

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451835977

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax rates, tax reform, tax revenues

Sweden's quality of life, public health, and educational attainment indicators are among the best in the world. Although it is impossible to pin down the optimal size of the welfare state precisely, the government...

Appendix A Primer on Marginal and Average Effective Rates of Capital Income Taxation

Appendix A Primer on Marginal and Average Effective Rates of Capital Income Taxation »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Chapter 6 to analyze the impact of the Swedish tax system on investment and savings decisions. This is an area of some complexity, both because of the wide variety of tax considerations that ari...

2 Main Elements of the Swedish Welfare State

2 Main Elements of the Swedish Welfare State »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

This chapter provides context for the later discussion, describing key features of current arrangements in Sweden and of the development of the role of government over the past, critical decade....

3 The Swedish Growth Experience

3 The Swedish Growth Experience »

Source: Sweden's Welfare State : Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying?

Series: Books

Author(s): Subhash Thakur , Valerie Cerra , Balázs Horváth , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589061583

Keywords: taxation, tax system, tax reform, wage

Sweden’s growth performance over recent decades has been a matter of considerable interest and controversy, both within Sweden and more widely. There has been a long-running debate on the question of whether...