DIS Stockholm - Global Economics

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DIS Stockholm - Global Economics

Global Economics 
Under globalization, nation-states face rapidly shifting challenges in maintaining growth and managing distribution of resources. Analyze outcomes and proposed economic solutions, as people and institutions seek new sustainable ways of living. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • 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

STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study economics, finance, or are planning a career in government or the financial sector. 

CORE COURSE

Public Finance: European Perspectives 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Explore 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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Subjects

  • Economics

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