ECON 40443 -  Econ of Race Ethnicity Gender

Prerequisites: A 'C-' or better in ECON 30243. This course examines the nature and causes of differences in economic welfare correlated with race, ethnicity, and gender. Basic background concepts such as implicit bias and the social construction of race, ethnicity, and gender are introduced along with rival economic theories purporting to explain the observed patterns. These theories will vary from those attributing differences to personal characteristics and choices to those arguing that systemic factors, privilege, and oppression play the decisive role.