HS 225F — The Political Economy and Measure of Income Inequality, Social Capital and Empowerment

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. May not be repeated by students who have taken HS 259f with this topic in previous years.

Exposes students to current debates about the causes and consequences of three dominant topics in development: income inequality, social capital, and empowerment. Through a combination of country case studies, this course will enhance appreciation of empirical analysis of the topics. In addition, students will be familiarized with technical aspects of how one measures income inequality, social capital, and empowerment in applied work. Usually offered every year.
Ricardo Godoy