Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3620 - Distribution of Income and Wealth

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Martijn Konings

Description

The distribution of income and wealth is unequal in all nations, but the extent of inequality varies. What determines the size of these disparities? How have they changed over time? How do governments influence the distribution of income and wealth? Are alternative economic policies feasible? This unit explores how political economic analysis can be applied to the study of these issues of economic inequality.

Assessments

1500wd essays (2x30%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1002 or ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

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