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Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Disparity (FYS)
Fall 2021
Section: 01  

This seminar explores the following questions: (1) How do economists explain economic disparity by race, ethnicity, and gender? (2) What policies follow from those explanations? The course devotes particular attention to the interplay among market forces, institutional structures, and the social constructs of race. Market outcomes by ethnicity, gender, and gender identity form another central line of inquiry. In the process of studying these topics, students investigate markets for labor, housing, and financial assets. Students will learn economists' methods for analyzing these markets. The seminar includes a strong writing component with assignments that emphasize writing for the social sciences. While exploring approaches used by economists, the seminar also introduces students to central debates within the discipline.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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