Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3620 - Political Economy of Inequality

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Elizabeth Hill


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.


1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd mid-semester take-home exercise (30%), 1x1500wd end-semester take-home exercise (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and ( ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ECOP2616. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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