Focusing on the interplay between the state and the economy, economic policy considers situations where state intervention is necessary, what possibilities it offers, and where its limits lie. When should the state introduce regulation to help the economy develop to its full potential – and what measures should it use?
Economic policy pursues a range of different objectives and topics, sometimes in contrasting areas – discussing issues relating to stability, growth, state provision of public goods, competition, and redistributive justice. Other important aspects are the institutional framework in which economic policy decisions are made, and what possibilities are available for subjecting the effectiveness of policy measures to empirical testing.
This minor study program gives you the opportunity to focus on your own personal areas of interest and delve deeper into specific aspects of economic policy, such as monetary or fiscal policy.
By specializing with the minor study program in Economic Policy, you will acquire valuable knowledge of economic policy, which is in demand in, for example, central banks, economic media, and international organizations.