Global Economics

Deepen your knowledge of the government’s role in the economy and its impact on public policy and society, using Scandinavian and European economies as case studies.

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.

Studying public finance in Sweden offers the chance to explore one of the world’s most dynamic, unusual economies. While Sweden’s government provides a large range of public services — including childcare, universal health care, and generous pensions — growth is strong, budget surpluses are the norm, and policy credibility is consistently high. In fact, since the latest economic crisis, Sweden has managed to lower taxes while remaining a world leader in investments in health, education, and research.”
-Susanne Goul Hovmand
DIS Program Director

Core Courses