University of Sussex Business School

Topics in Growth and Inequality (L1104)

Topics in Growth and Inequality

Module L1104

Module details for 2022/23.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module will introduce students to the theoretical, conceptual and empirical tools that enable the analysis of distributional considerations in economics. Topics include theories of inclusive growth, growth incidence, inequality measurement, economic mobility and equality of opportunity, inequality dynamics, taxation and inequality, and minimum wages and inequality, among others. Topics may change year-on-year to reflect contemporary developments in the field.

Module learning outcomes

Critically assess theories of economic growth.

Evaluate the distributional impact of policy recommendations and growth strategies.

Formulate suitable measures of inequality appropriate to particular circumstances.

Effectively communicate contemporary issues of economic inequality to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Computer Based ExamSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PresentationT1 Week 11 (7 minutes)100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours11111111110
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour01111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr C. Rashaad Shabab

Assess convenor, Convenor

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