2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 187 CM - The Economics of Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination

This class will explore issues of poverty and discrimination from an economist point of view. The first part of the class will focus on understanding the causes and consequences of poverty, along with the different policies that have been used to address these issues. We will then consider issues of inequality such as measurement, trends, and consequences. The final part of the course will focus on racial inequality and discrimination. Several theoretical models of discrimination will be developed and then evaluated within the context of the current empirical work. Finally, we will consider the various connections between the discrimination literature and the broader issues of poverty and inequality discussed at the outset of class.

Prereqisite: ECON 101 CM 

Offered: Every year

Credit: 1

Course Number: ECON187 CM