Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Economic inequality 5 Cr General Examination 26.9.2020 - 26.9.2020
Economic inequality 5 Cr Examinarium (electronic exam room) 1.10.2020 - 31.12.2020
Taloudellinen eriarvoisuus 5 Cr Lecture Course 18.1.2021 - 1.3.2021
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 30.5.2020 - 30.5.2020
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 25.4.2020 - 25.4.2020
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 4.4.2020 - 4.4.2020
Taloudellinen eriarvoisuus 5 Cr Lecture Course 16.1.2020 - 27.2.2020
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 14.12.2019 - 14.12.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 30.11.2019 - 30.11.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 19.10.2019 - 19.10.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 21.9.2019 - 21.9.2019
Taloudellinen eriarvoisuus 5 Cr Lecture Course 27.5.2019 - 28.5.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 16.2.2019 - 16.2.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 19.1.2019 - 19.1.2019
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 27.10.2018 - 27.10.2018
Economic inequality 5 Cr Literature examination 29.9.2018 - 29.9.2018
Mallipohja 5 Cr Literature examination 5.5.2018 - 5.5.2018
Mallipohja 5 Cr Literature examination 7.4.2018 - 7.4.2018
Taloudellinen eriarvoisuus 5 Cr Lecture Course 30.10.2017 - 11.12.2017

Target group

Talous- ja sosiaalihistorian opintosuunnan maisteriopiskelijoille ja opetusohjelman ilmoittamissa rajoissa muille Yhteiskunnallisen muutoksen maisteriohjelman opiskelijoille.

Prerequisites

Mahdolliset suositeltavat edelliset opinnot: Kandidaattiohjelmaan kuuluvat kvantitatiiviset menetelmät

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will understand the concepts, context and theories of economic inequality. Furthermore, students will have familiarised themselves with the most significant empirical findings on income and wealth inequality. Students will be able to analyse questions of economic inequality and contribute to discussion on them on the basis of the latest research and the methods used in it. The course trains students in critical thinking and argumentation. In addition, the course requires the ability to manage wide-ranging subject areas as well as the application of scientific knowledge.

Timing

Periodi 2

Contents

The course examines economic inequality from a number of broad perspectives, focusing, among others, on the following themes: 1) The many dimensions of economic inequality, history and economic growth, 2) Income inequality, 3) Wealth inequality, 4) Equality of opportunity, 5) Global income distribution and 6) Income and wealth inequality in Finland from the 19th century to today.

Study materials

Kirjallisuuskuulusteluun sisältyvä kirjallisuus

· Piketty, Thomas: Pääoma 2000-luvulla. 2016. In English: Thomas, Piketty: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. 2014.

· Milanovic, Branko: Tuloerot globalisaation aikakaudella. Vastapaino 2017. In English: Global Inequality. A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. 2016.

Artikkelit

o Roine, Jesper & Waldenström, Daniel (2015): “Long-run Trends in the Distribution of Income and Wealth”. Handbook of Income Distribution 2A, s. 469-510. Saatavilla Waldenströmin kotisivuilta: http://www.uueconomics.se/danielw/Research_files/Long-run%20trends%20Handbook%20ID%20North-Holland%202015.pdf

· Jäntti, M. & Riihelä M. & Sullström, R. & Tuomala, M (2010): “Trends in Top Income Shares in Finland”. Eds. Atkinson & Piketty: Top Incomes a Global Perspective (2010), 371-447. Saatavilla World Wealth and Income Database sivuilta (http://wid.world/) http://wid.world/document/janti-markus-riihela-marja-sullstrom-risto-and-tuomala-matti-2010-trends-in-top-income-shares-in-finland-in-atkinson-a-b-and-piketty-t-editors-top-incomes-a-global-perspective/

Lähiopetukseen sisältyvä pakollinen kirjallisuus

Atkinson, Anthony B. & Bourguignon, Francois: Handbook of Income Distribution SET vols. 2A-2B. Handbooks in Economics, 2015

Smeeding, Timothy M. ; Nolan, Brian ; Salverda, Wiemer: The Oxford handbook of economic inequality. Oxford University Press, 2009.

A. B. Atkinson, Francois (EDT) Bourguignon, A. B. (EDT) Atkinson: Handbook of Income Distribution. Handbooks in Economics, 2000.

(On e-kirjoina)

Muu soveltuva kirjallisuus, erityisesti tieteelliset artikkelit e-lehdissä.

Assessment practices and criteria

Asteikko 0-5. Arvioinnissa otetaan huomioon kaikki suoritusten osa-alueet ja edistetään itsearviointia.

Completion methods

a) Lähi- tai verkko-opetuksena toteutettava opetus ja siihen sisältyvä kirjallisuus ja tehtävät

b) Kirjallisuuskuulustelu