Income Distrib in U.S.

OPEN ONLY TO MA & PHD STUDENTS.

Surveys theories of income distribution and empirical evidence for the United States. The first part gives a historical overview of inequality in the United States in the 20th century. Human capital, Marxism, internal labor market, dual labor market, and structural theories of income inequality are then surveyed along with their supporting evidence. Also covered are topics on screening, ability and earnings, discrimination, and growth and inequality.

Course Information

ECON-GA1108

Graduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Edward Wolff
T: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 19W4 802