Deepen your knowledge of the government’s role in the economy and its impact on public policy and society, using Scandinavian and European economies as case studies.
- Analyze government financing, allocation of funds, management of public finance, and what these mean for economic growth
- Meet with representatives of Swedish government agencies, think tanks, and interest groups to learn about the current challenges, and the complexity of accommodating several stakeholders’ interest in the economy
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to visit key banks in Europe and meet with professional economists, giving you first-hand insight into the European economic landscape
This program is right for you if you study economics, finance, or are planning a career in government or the financial sector.
Public Finance: European Perspectives
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course explores the role of public institutions in the economies of advanced industrialized countries, taking a comparative look at a variety of systems for public goods with respect to taxation, social benefits, unemployment, health care, public pension schemes, parental leave, childcare, and education. We will consider a variety of microeconomic tools, using these to analyze current policy debates in Scandinavia.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Strasbourg
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisites: One course each of macro- and microeconomics, and one course in either intermediate or advanced microeconomics, all at university level.
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