Public Economics

7.5 credits

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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!