We’ve been listening to the audio podcast of the captioned April 18, 2011 AEI seminar, featuring Sweden’s minister of finance, Anders Borg. Borg provides a thorough analysis of the 1990’s Swedish fiscal reform. Among the consequences of the reforms — today Sweden is running a fiscal surplus and simultaneously growing smartly (in contrast to many advanced economies such as UK, US).
In addition to minister Borg, there is a powerhouse panel, moderated by Kevin Hassett:
Johnny Munkhammar, Member of Parliament, Sweden
Carmen Reinhart, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Vincent Reinhart, AEI