Middlebury

ECON 0405

Economics of Discrimination

Economics of Discrimination
In this seminar we will explore the economics of discrimination from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. After reviewing the main theoretical frameworks, we will discuss recent empirical studies on issues of discrimination associated with race, ethnicity, gender, or nationality, focusing on applications in the labor market. We will then investigate to what extent inter-group contact or policies such as quotas or affirmative action can address discrimination. Students will explore a specific topic of interest (e.g., police violence, sexual orientation, sport, education, etc.) in more detail and develop a research proposal. (ECON 0255 and ECON 0211 or ECON 0240) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Economics
Department:
Economics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP

Sections

Spring 2018

ECON0405A-S18 Seminar

Fall 2017

ECON0405A-F17 Seminar (Abel)