Advanced Public Economics

7.5 credits

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Public economics is the study of the role of government in the economy. Modern governments collect up to 50% of national income in taxes. These taxes are used to finance public expenditures, such as health care and education, and to redistribute income. In this course we highlight, on the one hand, the role of government in supporting the provision of public and private goods and correcting market failures, and on the other hand, the discouraging effects of government intervention on economic activity. The scope ranges from basic theory to issues on the political agenda in Sweden and elsewhere.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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