2023-2024 Catalog

ECON 411 The Economics of Inequality

This course examines economic inequality in all its different facets. The course begins by defining the concept of economic inequality and explaining how it is measured. It then considers the causes and consequences of economic inequality, both from a theoretical and empirical perspective. It concludes by asking when policy makers should address inequality and what policies are likely to be most effective. [W]


ECON 251, ECON 252, and ECON 253