ECN352 Fattigdom og ulikhet


Ansvarlig fakultet:Handelshøyskolen

Emneansvarlig:Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen

Campus / nettbasert:Undervises campus Ås

Undervisningens språk:Engelsk


Forventet arbeidsmengde:250 hours

Undervisnings- og vurderingsperiode:Emnet starter i vårparallellen. Emnet har undervisning/vurdering i vårparallellen.

Om dette emnet

The course covers the central debates in the current poverty and inequality literature. It is divided into three parts: (i) concepts and perspectives on the causes of poverty and inequality; (ii) methods and tools for measuring poverty and inequality; (iii) and policies and instruments for poverty reduction and less inequality.

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The aim of this course is to introduce students to a range of perspectives and methods in the study of poverty and inequality, thereby acquiring a thorough understanding of key debates and controversies. The course is also designed to provide students with the practical and analytical skills needed to undertake their own analysis.
  • A combination of lectures, student presentations and class discussions. There are two assignments which each count for 30% of the grade: one home assignment on poverty and inequality calculations, and one a class presentation, in pairs, on a self-selected topic of relevance to the course.
  • The instructors hold office hours and are available through e-mail consultations. Detailed feedback is provided on the assignments, including feedback provided electronically throughout the semester. There is a separate training session on Excel for those not familiar with the programme.
  • Selected articles.
  • Combined assessment, consisting of three separate parts: (1) an individual assignment on quantitative poverty and inequality analysis (30%); (2) one in-class presentation on a chosen topic (two students collaborate on the presentation) (30%), and (3) a closed-book, school exam with a combination of open-ended and multiple-choice questions (40%). If you fail one of them, you fail the course. All assignments will be given letter grades, and the course grade is the average of the three grades on the assignments.


    Karakterregel: Bokstavkarakterer

    Muntlig presentasjon

    Karakterregel: Bokstavkarakterer

    Skriftlig eksamen

    Karakterregel: Bokstavkarakterer

    Hjelpemiddel: A1 Ingen kalkulator, ingen andre hjelpemidler

  • Ekstern sensor kvalitetssikrer pensum, eksamensoppgaver og prinsipper for evaluering og besvarelser.
  • Compulsory 80% attendance of the classes with student presentations. Mandatory activities are valid until the next time the course is offered.
  • Emnet vil blir undervist på engelsk. Innvekslingsstudenter kan ta kontakt med studieveiledere ved Handelshøyskolen ( for å få vurdert om de kan få plass på emnet.
  • Anslagsvis 18 forelesninger (dobbelttimer) + 4-6 samlinger med studentpresentasjoner.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).