This free course, Understanding economic inequality, explores the causes of economic inequality in modern times and its consequences for success for the economy. The course will encourage you to reflect on your personal experiences of inequality
before looking at how the issue is approached in economics. You will study some of the different dimensions of economic inequality, and learn about the main debates on its role in achieving economic success. You will also have the opportunity to put
yourself in the shoes of a prime minister and explore what can be done to make economies less unequal.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand what economic inequality is
know what determines economic inequality
understand why inequality matters for society
know some of the proposed solutions to inequality
understand some of the measures of economic success.