A perquisite for successful completion of the class is to read the weekly readings.
The final grade is a weighted sum of four elements:
- Quizzes (25 %)
- Active Participation in class (25 %)
- In-class / at-home assignments (25 %)
- Short Final Presentation of a Policy Proposal (25 %)
Quizzes (25 %)
There will be a short quiz in each lecture, except in first and the last lecture.
There will be about 5 questions in each quiz.
The content is the key reading of the week.
Overall, there will be six quizzes, however, only the 5 best quizzes count (25%). If you participate in more than 5 quizzes, you get bonus points for your overall grade.
Active Participation in class (25 %)
Discussions in class will be based on readings (Journal articles, book chapters, blogposts, and newspaper articles) that students have to read before class. There is a reading list provided on learn@wu. Students are required to read the weekly compulsory reading. All the readings are provided on learn@wu as pdf or hyperlink.
In-class / at-home group assignments (25 %)
Most classes will feature smaller excersises. Results have to be submitted to learn@wu.
Short Presentation of a Policy Proposal (25 %)
In the last session, groups of 2 students will present a policy proposal from Atkinson's (2015) book: Inequality – What Can be Done? The presentation should not take longer than 10 minutes. The relevant literature will be provided on learn@wu.