Italy: Inequality, Growth and Human Development

Country or Region: 
Italy
Commencement year: 
2006
Level of instruction: 
Post-graduate

Periodicity:
Summer 5 days (10 sessions) Each session 3.5 hours

Description:

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

Organizer: 
Unidea
Contact information: 
[email protected]