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Economics of Inequality

Is global inequality increasing or decreasing? Experts differ on the right answer to that straightforward question. In this course, students will explore various concepts of economic inequality, including a consideration of measurement and data issues. The course will review key theories of the relationship between economic inequality and economic development, including the causes and consequences of inequality levels. For Spring 2022, the course will devote considerable space to the mutual impacts of inequality and COVID-19. Student’s work will include group projects, written and oral communication, and reading of a variety of technical and non-technical texts. The course, which satisfies either of the Development Paradigms or the Economics requirement, will be offered in-person and will be accessible to online learners.
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DPPG 8569

All Sections in Spring 2022 - MIIS

Spring 2022 - MIIS

DPPG8569A-S22 Lecture (Dayton-Johnson)