Economic Inequality: An International Approach - Course II

Understanding Economic Inequality: An International Approach.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

The lectures illustrate each concept with actual data and episodes for a variety of countries and regions (USA, UK, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, China, Australia, Latin America, OECD countries and others). 

The course examines the various determinants (causes) of income and wealth inequality referring to differences across individuals and social segments in asset ownership, education, skills, wage formation processes, property of assets, savings capacity, relative power of capital and labor and fiscal policies oriented to reduce inequality and closes with an analysis of the economic elites, the middle class and the working class under capitalism. The courses does not need a previous training in economics and statistics although it is useful also for those with this background.

What are the requirements?

  • No need for software, just motivation and enthusiasm.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of the course the students will be equipped with a solid grasp of the main concepts on inequality and will receive an introduction to the statistical methods to measures to assess inequality at the level of individuals groups, regions and countries. These tools can be applied in research activities, applied analysis for government agencies and independent organizations or simply as individual knowledge on an important topic of growing global interest.

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  • The course is open to everybody with an interest in the subject matter. A previous introductory knowledge in economics and statistics is a plus but it is NOT required to take this course.

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Section 1: Economic Inequality: An International Approach
Fuctional Distribution&Disparity in Labor Incomes: Workers&Top Managers Part I
Fuctional Distribution&Disparity in Labor Incomes: Workers&Top Managers Part II
Where the inequality data of income and wealth comes from? Sources and methods
Explaining income inequality and wealth inequality - Part I
Class Structure Economic Elites, the Middle Class and the Working Classes Part I
Class Structure Economic Elites, Middle Class and the Working Classes Part II
Closing Remarks

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Andres Solimano, Doctor en Economia

PhD in Economics from MIT. He has published several books on inequality and development, macroeconomics, international migration with top academic publishers. iDr. Solimano was a Country Director at the World Bank, and Regional Advisor of the United Nations. He also appears regularly in Radio and TV programs on international economic issues. He is a founder of the International Center for Globalization and Development and was recently invited a Visiting Fellow at Saint Antony's College at Oxford University, UK.

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