INST 231 Fall 2012 Inequality and Development in a Globalizing World

Cross Listed as ECON231
This course introduces students to the relations among growth, inequality and globalization of economic markets, with a focus on implications for the developing world. Among topics for study are the world distribution of income, across and within countries; concepts of inequality (income, opportunity, mobility, capabilities, horizontal inequality); the implications of global trade and capital markets for inequality within developing countries; the consequences of inequality for growth and for political institutions in developing countries; the effects of global market failures and differences among countries in economic power on trade, capital, intellectual property, international migration, climate and other global regimes; and the role of global economic institutions (IMF, World Bank, bilateral aid programs) in addressing unequal opportunity and global market failures.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: two papers (5-10 pages each) arguing for a policy change; one class presentation; final exam
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Prerequisites: ECON 110 and 120
Enrollment Preference: Div II majors and prospective majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1434
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