Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93403
Authors: 
Gylfason, Thorvaldur
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4605
Abstract: 
This paper reviews economic developments in Iceland following its financial collapse in 2008, focusing on causes and consequences of the crash. The review is presented in the context of the Nordic region, with broad comparisons also with developments elsewhere on the periphery of Europe, in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal. In some ways, however, Iceland resembles Italy, Japan, and Russia more than it resembles its Nordic neighbors or even Ireland. The paper also considers the uncertain prospects for reforms and restoration as well as the possible effects of the crash on social, human, and real capital and on long-run economic growth.
Subjects: 
Iceland
financial crisis
social capital
JEL: 
G01
O40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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