Economics of GenderSemester Course

Economics of Gender, Elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Economics, Finance, Gender Studies
Paused Course
This course is currently paused for the Fall 2022 semester. It will run in other semesters.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Why are women persistently underpaid and overexploited, even in advanced Western economies? Why are gender quotas in corporate management often ineffective? How do Scandinavian countries’ generous parental leave policies and subsidized childcare affect women’s participation in the workforce? This course investigates the costs and other implications of gender inequality in the economy, and examines a variety of public policy measures designed to ensure economic justice for all.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Political Science, Public Policy


John Gustavson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in Economics from Maynooth University, 2020. Conducted research on nudging and other topics within behavioral economics. Previously worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament. Experience working with the FEMM committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the European Parliament. With DIS since 2022.