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Jaakko Kiander, Pentti Vartia, Lessons from the Crisis in Finland and Sweden in the 1990s, in: Gerhard Rünstler, Ewald Walterskirchen, Special Issue: The Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Conference in Honour of Kurt W. Rothschild

Empirica, 2011, 38(1), S.53-69, http://www.springer.com/10663
This paper discusses the lessons of the Nordic financial crisis which hit Sweden and Finland in the beginning of the 1990s. The main causes of this exceptionally deep recession were the deregulation of the financial markets in the 1980s and the subsequent overheating, during which the asset prices and debts doubled. The consequences of the bursting of this financial bubble were currency and banking crises, collapsing asset prices, mass unemployment and large fiscal deficits. Among the lessons which can be learnt by analysing these events, is the importance of asset prices and wealth effects to the stability of the whole financial system.
 
Forschungsbereich:Makroökonomie und europäische Wirtschaftspolitik
Sprache:Englisch

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