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.
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.