Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inequality

ECON
22N
Instructors
Pistaferri, L. (PI)
Section Number
1
In this class we will discuss the economic and institutional causes of the rise in inequality in the US and other countries over the last 40 years. We will also discuss the consequences of inequality in terms of social justice, economic welfare, aggregate economic performance, intergenerational mobility, and the possible implications of inequality for the recent global financial crisis.
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
WAY-SI
Units
3
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Monday Wednesday
Start Time
8:30 AM
End Time
10:30 AM
Location
200-219