Poverty Analysis (PEC4245.01)

Lopamudra Banerjee

This seminar is an overview of the theory and practice of analyzing poverty. It introduces the complex philosophical debates that have shaped poverty analysis in economics and in political economy. The empirical aspect of this course will focus on how raw data can be converted into meaningful indices and measures so that we can have informed debates on this pressing issue and make sense of the often chaotic statistical information. The theoretical aspects will present a deeper understanding of what is being measured and what does the measure tell. The seminar is designed for students in their third and fourth years of college.

Prerequisites: One 2000-level course in economics in addition to at least one prior 2000-level course in SCT
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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