ECON 2445: Economic Foundations of Gender Inequality

(Also offered for HRTS majors or minors as HRTS 3445.) 

Instructor: Nishith Prakash

The course is set up around a series of major policy questions central to the gender equality agenda and girls and woman’s human rights, and linked to the post 2015 international development debates. For example, gender gaps in education, employment, political representation, and domestic violence are pressing global human rights concerns and matters of national social development. We will also explore to what extent behavioral and psychological factors explain these differences.