Public Banking in Denmark?

Mikkel Hjarnaa, Jesper Stig Malle & Kim Stig Malle

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project we aim to find out if Syntesetanken’s idea of a public bank will benefit peripheral Denmark – and in particular if it will benefit the real estate market in peripheral Denmark. We explain whom Syntesetanken consists of and what their ideas are. To analyse on this data we will use Andrei Schleifer and Adam Smith. We use Schleifer to explain the pros and cons regarding governmental- versus private ownership. We have chosen two theories from Smith: “The economic man” and the theory of “the invisible hand”. Furthermore we have an interview with co-founder and current manager of Syntesetanken: Mikkel Klinge Nielsen. The project explains that the public bank is an interesting idea that will overall benefit the real-estate market in peripheral Denmark. This is mostly due to the decentralisation as well as removal of interest rates. However; there is a chance that if people follow Adam Smith’s theory of “The Economic Man” and think in self-interest; hereby placing their fortune in foreign private banks to get interest rates; we will experience that the money flow goes out from the country.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2012
VejledereClaus Munch Drejer


  • Public Banking
  • Syntesetanken