Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ECON 383 - Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution

3 Credits

(Spring Only)
Prerequisite(s): ECON 211 and ECON 212 or Instructor’s Permission. This course explores how economics can be used to explain and analyze the concepts, causes and effects of poverty and income inequality on various population groups. It will introduce students to the relevant economic theories of poverty and inequality and use empirical facts to define and measure poverty and inequality and assess the effectiveness of policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in the United States and the developing world.