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ECON.2060 Economic Inequality

Id: 042136 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Economic growth has led to rising living standards around the world, but the gains have not always been shared equitably or led to improvements in individual well-being. This course introduces students to the types of economic inequality that exist, to data sources and methods used to measure growth and inequality, and to basic economic models used to understand forces driving growth and inequality today Both the consequences (positive and negative) of this inequality and debates over policies to address it will be covered. The course is designed for students with no background in economics who are interested in learning about how economists approach issues of social and economic justice. This makes it well suited as an elective for students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program and Peace and Conflict Studies.

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