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Economic growth in Sweden, 2000-2010: The dot-com bubble and the financial crisis
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

    Economic growth is the increase in the inflation-adjusted market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time. The total output is the quantity of goods or servicesproduced in a given time period within a country. Sweden was affected by two crises during the period 2000-2010: a dot-com bubble and a financial crisis. How did these two crises affect the economic growth?

    The changes of domestic output can be separated into four parts: changes in intermediate demand, final domestic demand, export demand and import substitution. The main purpose of this article is to analyze the economic growth during the period 2000-2010, with focus on the dot-com bubble in the beginning of the period 2000-2005, and the financial crisis at the end of the period 2005-2010. The methodology to be used is the structural decomposition method.

    This investigation shows that the main contributions to the Swedish total domestic output increase in both the period 2000-2005 and the period 2005-2010 were the effect of domestic demand. In the period 2005-2010, financial crisis weakened the effect of export. The output of the primary sector went from a negative change into a positive, explained mainly by strong export expansion. In the secondary sector, export had most effect in the period 2000-2005. Nevertheless, domestic demand and import ratio had more effect during the financial crisis period. Lastly, in the tertiary sector, domestic demand can mainly explain the output growth in the whole period 2000-2010.

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2014. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Input-output data, Decomposition method, Swedish economy, Dot-com bubble, Financial crisis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-14883OAI: diva2:738173
2014-06-09, Nusnäs conference room, Dalarna University, Borlange, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2014-08-26 Created: 2014-08-15 Last updated: 2014-08-26Bibliographically approved

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