What Happens to the Danish Model? (VIVE)

The welfare state, economic performance and social inclusion

Thursday May 24 at 13.15

Denmark has internationally a large public sector, sometimes described as a non-productive financial burden that at best affects growth through changes in aggregate demand. However, public services and social investments affect the behavior of both citizens and businesses, and thus it is likely that such public spending has effects also on economic growth and social inclusive. In this workshop, three of Denmark’s leading welfare state professors present empirical studies of the link between public sector activity and growth and wealth in the welfare state.

Workshop participants:

Professor Carl-Johan Dalgaard, University of Copenhagen:
The origin of economic growth under different welfare regimes

Professor Torben Tranæs, VIVE - The Danish Centre for Social Science Research:
Dynamic Effects of Public Expenditure

Professor Jon Kvist, University of Southern Denmark:
Inclusive growth and social investment over the life course

The workshop is organised by Head of Research Department, VIVE The Danish Centre for Social Science Research Lisbeth Pedersen lp@vive.dk

Developments in Social Policy

Thursday May 24 at 15.15

To be updated soon

Workshop participants:

Lars Benjaminsen
Welfare policies for socially marginalized people. Challenges and Changes

Niels Ploug


The workshop is organized by Niels Ploug