Lessons from Sweden on the Global Financial Crisis
Anders Borg, Minister of Finance of Sweden
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
April 23, 2012
Anders Borg, Finance Minister of Sweden, spoke at the Peterson Institute on April 23, 2012, on how reforms prior to the global financial crisis and current policies have resulted in Sweden's dramatic success story in handling the global financial crisis.
Anders Borg became Minister for Finance in 2006 and has been widely recognized as the chief architect of the Swedish Government's economic policy, adopting a series of proactive measures to create jobs and maintain growth. He was previously chief economist of the Moderate Party and served as an advisor on monetary policy to the Riksbank and as head of the economic analysis department at SEB in Stockholm. He was a political advisor to Prime Minister Carl Bildt during the center-right government of the early 1990s.