Italy: Inequality, Growth and Human Development

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Summer 5 days (10 sessions) Each session 3.5 hours


Concepts, dimensions, measurement and decomposition of Inequality
Inequality changes in historical perspective and in the post-World-War II period
Spatial inequality as a contributor to total inequality
Horizontal inequality as a component of total inequality
Measured inequality, perceived inequality and social mobility
Theories of income inequality
Methodologies and models to assess the impact of policy changes on the distribution of income
Causes of the within country inequality rises observed since 1980
The impact of inequality changes on key economic and social variables

Method of instruction:
Lectures; Discussions;

Supported by:
Unidea- UniCredit Foundation; U. Florence Dept. Economics; Europ. Dev. Network

Support to:
University of Florence

Support for:
PhD students, Mid-level practitioners from developing countries

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