Norway’s economy, a need to ensure policies can cope with upcoming challenges

By Philip Hemmings, OECD Economics Department In its latest Economic Survey for Norway , the OECD underscores the importance of policy facilitating transition away from oil-related activities and helping businesses seize opportunities from digitalisation and globalisation, through providing i) macroeconomic and financial stability, and ii) improvements to structural-policy settings. It also recommends making public expenditure … More Norway’s economy, a need to ensure policies can cope with upcoming challenges

Norway, higher education could deliver more for less

by Vassiliki Koutsogeorgopoulou , Economist, OECD Economics Department Norway’s predominately public and tuition-free tertiary education system has encouraged participation and generated high attainment rates. However, few Norwegian universities rank high in international comparisons on the basis of research related and other indicators. Also, many students take considerable time to finish their studies. Moreover, despite an … More Norway, higher education could deliver more for less

Norway… time to prune farm subsidies?

By Philip Hemmings, Head of Norway Desk, OECD Economics Department Norway puts a high priority on maintaining high levels of well-being in rural communities, many of which are in remote and challenging environments. While it is broadly successful in achieving this goal, it comes at a high price, most notably in the form of substantial … More Norway… time to prune farm subsidies?