Working Paper No. 986

Product Market Reforms and Incentives to Innovate in Sweden

Published: November 13, 2013Pages: 37Keywords: Economic reforms; Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Institutions; Product market regulations; SwedenJEL-codes: L53; O31; O52
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Product Market Reforms and Incentives to Innovate in Sweden Harald Edquist and Magnus Henrekson

The Swedish economy has developed rapidly since the mid-1990s relative to most comparable countries, in particular relative to almost all other EU-15 countries. We investigate two policy areas that are believed to have been important for the strong economic development in Sweden during the last two decades, namely product market reforms and incentives to innovate. The paper provides a short description of the policy changes that have taken place within these areas since the early 1990s and offers ideas for additional policy reforms that would pave the way for continued successful economic development.

Magnus Henrekson


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