30195 - ECONOMICS (POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION)
CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - WBB - BIEF - BIEM - BIG
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
- Inequality, the financial crisis, and the great recession.
- Global trends in inequality and poverty.
- Introduction to the measurement of inequality and poverty.
- The transfer principle and other criteria for evaluating inequality measures.
- Income distribution functions: Pareto, Normal and Log-normal.
- Partial ordering methods: stochastic dominance and the Lorenz Curve.
- Complete ordering methods: the Gini index.
- Measuring inequality using STATA.
- The top 1%: capital in the XXI century.
- The remaining 99%: skills, education, job polarization and the rise of earnings inequality.
- Migrations and inequality.
- The Great Gatsby curve.
- Measurement intergenerational income elasticity, rank-rank regressions.
- The generation gap.
- The earned income tax credit and food stamps.
- Foreign aid and randomized controlled trials.
- Written exam (two partial exams or one general exam) worth 100% of final score.
- Written exam worth 70% of final score (two partial exams worth 35% each or one general exam worth 70%) plus an in-class group presentation of a given research paper worth 30% of final score.
- A course pack and a series of articles are distributed in the classroom.