Public Finance: European PerspectivesSemester Course

Global Economics
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Arctic Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Economics, Finance, Political Science
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

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 consider a variety of microeconomic tools, using these to analyze current policy debates in Scandinavia.

Related Discipline(s)

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


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.