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Semester 1

Economics of Inequality (ECNM10081)







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Visiting students must have an equivalent of at least 4 semester-long Economics courses at grade B or above for entry to this course. This MUST INCLUDE courses in Intermediate Macroeconomics (with calculus); Intermediate Microeconomics (with calculus); and Probability and Statistics. If macroeconomics and microeconomics courses are not calculus-based, then, in addition, Calculus (or Mathematics for Economics) is required at grade B or above.

Course Summary

This course examines the nature and extend of inequality, its causes and consequences for students with a knowledge of economic and econometric analysis at the undergraduate level. It will examine key competing theories of inequality and poverty and a range of approaches to its research.

Course Description

Recent advances and empirical evidence in the subject will be used to cover topics such as: Measurements of inequality and poverty; trends in inequality; income and wealth distribution; economic mobility; inequality and growth; capital accumulation and income inequality; human capital and job polarisation; public policies.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 70%, Coursework 30%, Practical Exam 0%

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