Netherlands, Groningen

Globalization and Inequality

when 11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 850

Globalization has tied countries closer together, with ever more goods, capital, and people flowing across borders. At the same time, inequality around the world is increasing, with growth seeming to benefit only an urban elite of capital owners and highly-educated workers. This summer school will examine both trends and how they are related.

Globalization has changed shape in recent decades, with production increasingly fragmenting across countries: the world in which an iPhone is designed in the United States and assembled in China using components made elsewhere in Asia is a very different one from Ricardo’s ‘wine-for-cloth’ trade. How does this change specialization patterns across countries? And how does it affect the prospects of different types of workers in different countries? And how do these trends shape inequality around the world? Is your life’s (economic) success now more or less dependent on where you happen to be born? This summer school is devoted to such questions and data and methods for answering them.
This summer school is hosted by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, a research center at the Faculty of Economics and Business. The summer school will last for 5 days and include lectures by the renowned scholar Branko Milanović (CUNY) and others. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to presentations and discussions of research (topics) of the participants (doctoral students and postdoctoral students).

Course leader

Dr. Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen

Target group

This summer school is intended for research master students, PhD students, and Postdocs. Applicants should have a solid background in economics and/or development studies.

Course aim

Globalization has tied countries closer together, with ever more goods, capital, and people flowing across borders. At the same time, inequality around the world is increasing, with growth seeming to benefit only an urban elite of capital owners and highly-educated workers. This summer school will examine both trends and how they are related.

Credits info

3 ECTS
A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 850: Fee (€ 850) includes:
- housing (7 nights)
- coffee/tea and refreshments
- five lunches
- course materials
- dinners on Sunday and Thursday evenings
- city tour and welcoming drinks on Sunday
EUR 600: Fee (€ 600) includes:
- coffee/tea and refreshments
- five lunches
- course materials
- dinners on Sunday and Thursday evenings
- city tour and welcoming drinks on Sunday

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