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ECON 3317 Economies of Inequality (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course will provide both a theoretical and empirical analysis of economic inequality. This will include analysis and discussion of recent trends in inequality and an examination of the economic causes and consequences of inequality. Specific attention will be paid to the difference between inequality of economic outcomes (e.g., employment status, earnings, and occupation) and inequality of economic opportunity. The course will also touch on economic policy, including discussions of programs designed to combat inequality of outcomes, like welfare and food stamps, as well as those designed to combat inequality of opportunity, like Head Start.

Instructor(s): Geoff

Prerequisites: ECON2201. ECON2201 or ECON2203.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17