Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title Managing Inequality
Course code EBC4277
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 5-2-2024 28-3-2024 X X
Level Intermediate/Advanced
Coordinator Alexander Vostroknutov, Steffen Kuenn
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Language of instruction English
1. Learning goals: Identify and connect different inequalities in society and explain the economics behind it
2. Analyse the reasons why such inequalities arise, and the connection between them
3. Being able to develop and evaluate policy tools that can be used to mitigate the causes and/or consequences of inequality
4. Being able to read and evaluate empirical research analysing these issues
This course studies examples of how inequality must be understood in terms of its causes and consequences and how it can be managed by policy (if necessary). Therefore, the course consists of case studies analysing different inequalities with respect to their causes, consequences, and policy tools. Examples of case studies are inequalities in the labour market (e.g. gender, discrimination), education, or health, as well as income inequality between countries or regions and over time, and climate change resulting in intergenerational and interregional inequality.
Academic articles.
The course requires students to have a good understanding of economic models (utility and growth theory) and experimental as well as quantitative methods.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Attendance / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Economics - Inequality and Social Inclusion Core Course(s)
Master Economics - Sustainable and Resilient Economies Elective Course(s)
Master Economics - Technology, Markets, and Societal Change Elective Course(s)
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
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