What we can Learn from the Swedish Financial Revolution: An International Comparison

  • Anders Ögren
  • Richard Sylla
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


One of the aims of this book was to understand the occurrence of a financial revolution and its consequences by studying the financial revolution in Sweden in depth. In addition to understanding the Swedish financial revolution in particular, there is also an underlying motive to understand what general implications or conclusions can be drawn from this case. In this chapter, we summarize the Swedish financial revolution and put it into an international perspective with the purpose of extracting which findings in the Swedish case can be generalized and what findings point to particular Swedish phenomena. Before we turn to the evaluation of the Swedish financial revolution, we will again make a short definition of what a financial revolution implies.


Financial System Banking System International Comparison Commercial Bank Financial Development 
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