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Economics of Poverty and Inequality (ECON692)

Course description

This course provides an overview of how economists understand poverty and economic inequality. Topics include definitions and data on inequality and poverty, including a discussion of various poverty and inequality measures and indices; factors explaining the causes of poverty and economic inequality; the relationship among growth, poverty, and inequality, including the role of discrimination against ethnic groups and regions; country experience with poverty and inequality, with a focus on Si...


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Graded, 0.5 Credit Units

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