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.
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.