ECO367H1: The Economics of Inequality


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. While theoretical models are employed, there is a focus on the critical assessment of empirical evidence. Topics may include the roles of traditional market forces (e.g., globalisation, technological change), institutions (e.g., minimum wage, unions) as well as race and gender. Note: hands-on analysis of real-world data using computer programs is a course requirement. The course is open to all students who meet the prerequisites and necessary support for applicable software is provided.

Society and its Institutions (3)