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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Fall 2006

ECO 350K • Chronic Inequality in Latin America Development

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34025 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
WAG 420

Course Description

Inequality, pronounced feature of Latin American economic organization since before Columbus arrived, increased down to the present day, notwithstanding alternating periods of economic expansion and recessions. While Kuznets and others predicted that inequality would follow a U-shaped curve, there is little evidence that Latin America has, despite significant growth, begun to experience a lessening of inequality. There is a rapidly growing literature, with statistical evidence, to explore for alternative explanations and alternative proposals for the alleviation of inequality


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