Topics in Growth and Inequality (L1104)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module will introduce you 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
  • minimum wages and inequality, among others.

Topics may change year-on-year to reflect contemporary developments in the field.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Media production)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: