Economic Inequality: An International Approach - Course I
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Understanding Economic Inequality: An International Approach.
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Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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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Requirements
  • No need for software, just motivation and enthusiasm.
Description

This course offers a thorough overview and introduction to the concepts and measurement of economic inequality from an international perspective. It discusses why inequality matters, how to measure it, its causes and consequences and what to do about it.

The course highlights the several dimensions of income, wealth, opportunity, and power and provides an informed but non technical analysis of statistical measurement including the Gini coefficient, Theil, Atkinson, Palma Index, relative shares.

Who is the target audience?
  • 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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Economic Inequality: An International Approach
8 Lectures 01:31:34

Economic Inequality: Concepts and Measurement - Part II
10:41

Measurement of Inequality - Part I
08:22

Measurement of Inequality - Part II
11:06

Measurement of Inequality (cont.)
13:34

Evidence and Measurement of Inequality
17:09

Facts and Trends on Inequality: International Evidence - Part I
09:51

Facts and Trends on Inequality: International Evidence - Part II
10:46
About the Instructor
Dr. Andres Solimano
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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.