Denmark, Aarhus

Public Finance and Public Policy

when 16 July 2012 - 10 August 2012
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS
fee EUR 1

Tax pressure in Denmark presently stands at about 50 percent, and it is almost certain to rise. Half of all values produced in the Danish economy thus pass through the public coffers. Public expenditures of all kinds likewise exceed 50 percent of GDP. Public consumption stands at about 25 percent of GDP. These are large numbers by international standards. The numbers tell us that in Denmark collective decision making (public policy) has to a considerable extent replaced personal decision making in markets. The basic question the seminar shall try to shed light on is if and how public policy and public finance can improve outcomes of private, individually made, market decisions. Department of Political Science and Governance.

Course leader

Peter Nannestad, Aarhus University

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