… ..The economy was just beginning to recover this year after slowing to 2.9 percent in 2014, with growth pegged at a better-than-expected 4.8 percent in the first quarter. Concern about economic hardship was a major motivation behind Erdogan’s move to ease tensions with Russia, Egypt and Israel in June. He has even hinted at […]

The Economics in Denmark group went on a tour of the Carlsberg factory today.   We learned all about the founder, J.C. Jacobsen, along with his son, Carl Jacobsen, after which Carlsberg is named.   We also learned about the transition from a family owned company to the Carlsberg foundation.   A micro-brewery still exists on the original […]


July 20, 2016 | Leave a Comment

This past weekend, the Economics in Denmark group went to Jutland for a Danish cultural tour.   We spent the time learning about Danish National History, going to art museums with great exhibits, and eating excellent Danish food.   The highlights of the tour were an exhibit on Danish design at the Trapholt museum, the Jelling stones, […]

  By Professor Nader Habibi Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the Islamic Republic’s ultimate authority – reluctantly blessed the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West that was signed in June 2015 and went into effect in January. Since then, he has gone out of his way to emphasize that his endorsement didn’t mean he […]

On Friday, the Economics in Denmark group went to Torvehallerne market after class for some real world examples.   As we arrived, a jazz band was playing in the center of the market as part of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.  As an exercise, the students went around to different stalls and compared prices.   We […]

Today was the first day of classes for the Brandeis in Copenhagen — Economics in Denmark summer study program.  The students have already been on three field studies, a boat tour of Copenhagen’s urban economics environment, a museum tour of Copenhagen exhibition focusing on  1660 to 2000, and a Denmark Culture and Language course, where […]

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