ECO367H1: The Economics of Inequality

Hours

24L/12T

This course critically analyzes the causes and recent dynamics of economic inequality both between countries as well as within a particular country, with a particular emphasis on the role of public policy. Theoretical models and empirical approaches are employed, with a focus on the critical assessment of empirical evidence. Topics may include the role of traditional market forces (e.g., globalisation, technological change), the role of institutions (e.g., minimum wage, unions) as well as the role of race and gender.

Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)