The Economics of Inequality and Distribution

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INSTRUCTOR: Jorge Zumaeta

SECTION: RVS

SCHEDULE: Online

Course Description


The purpose of this course is to explore the extent of inequality, its causes and its consequences, and policy recommendations that are being considered to mitigate social and economic disparities. This exploration occurs at the macroeconomic, microeconomic, political, and sociological levels in the international arena. The course will present the relationship
between inequality and growth and the effects of different national institutions on this relationship. Furthermore, the course will present discuss inequality in multiple dimensions. We analyze the individual choices from which and the economic contexts in which it arises. We complete this discussion with an examination of discrimination: inequality which arises when disadvantages are imposed through coercive denial of market opportunities.