Comparative Economics: Global Risks and European ResponsesSemester Course

Program
Economics
Week-Long Study Tour
Athens
Core Course Week Study Tour
Arctic Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Economics
New Course Note
This course starts in Spring 2020.
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

Markets generate wealth, but there are no guarantees of how. On the international stage, the volatility of markets contributes to many of the key global challenges of our time: climate change, widening inequality, unprecedented waves of migration, financial crises, and increasing unemployment in the wake of digitalization, automation, and AI. In this course, we consider how responses to these challenges differ between Europe and the U.S., with a focus on the nature and extent of public interventions in the marketplace.

Faculty

Jim Breen

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.SC. ECONS (Development Studies, London School of Economics, 1995). BA (Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1983). A practicing economist with 20 years experience in the field. Taught at The International Training Centre Of The United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) – DELNET (Torino, Italy, 2003-2005). With DIS since 2017.