‘Deregulate housing market,’ IMF urges Sweden

The government has already proposed abolishing rent controls on newly produced properties as part of a cross-bloc deal the ruling Social Democrats and Green Party made with the Centre and Liberal parties, whose support was needed to break a months-long political deadlock.

This move was welcomed by the IMF in its annual evaluation of the Swedish economy, but it also said that “more fundamental reforms” are needed in order to deal with the national housing shortage. 

The organization suggested that one way of moving gradually towards…
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