University of Portland Bulletin 2016-2017

ECN 424 Income Inequality

Examines the determinants of incomes in market economies, including education, training, experience, hours worked, discrimination, inheritance, unions, and government transfers. Studies causes of change in the extent of inequality and social impacts of inequality. Analyzes government policies to reduce inequality, including anti-poverty policies.


ECN 121 or permission of instructor.
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