The Road to Stable Public Finances

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

Highly recommended.