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No 110:
The Effect on the Swedish Real Economy of the Financial Crisis

Pär Österholm ()

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of the financial crisis on the Swedish real economy. In order to do this, an index which describes the financial conditions of the Swedish economy is developed. The index indicates that domestic Swedish financial conditions have deteriorated substan-tially during 2008 and are now at the highest level since the crisis of the early 1990’s. A Bayesian VAR model with both US and Swedish variables is used to assess the quantitative effects of the financial crisis on Swedish real GDP growth. Results suggest that the Swedish economy will grow substantially slower in the next couple of years due to the financial crisis.

Keywords: GDP growth; Bayesian VAR; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: E37; E44; (follow links to similar papers)

30 pages, February 28, 2009

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