Nation-states face rapidly shifting challenges in maintaining growth and managing distribution of resources. Analyze outcomes and proposed economic solutions, as people and governments find new sustainable ways of distributing resources.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- 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 and institutions in Europe and meet with professional economists, giving you first-hand insight into the European economic landscape
It's a good fit if you study:
Public Finance: European Perspectives
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Explore the role of governments in the economies of advanced industrialized countries, taking a comparative look at a variety of systems for public services with respect to taxation, social benefits, unemployment, health care, public pension schemes, parental leave, childcare, and education. We consider a variety of microeconomic tools to analyze current policy debates in Scandinavia.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Strasbourg
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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.