Specializations Data Analytics Specialization Education Policy Specialization Energy & Environmental Policy Specialization Finance & Policy Specialization Gender and Policy Specialization Global Conflict Studies Specialization Health Policy Specialization International Policy & Development Specialization Markets & Regulation Specialization Municipal Finance Specialization Social and Economic Inequality Specialization Survey Research Specialization Certificates Outside Harris The study of social and economic inequality is one of the cornerstones of the Harris School of Public Policy. The goal of this specialization is to introduce students to modern theories of inequality and the empirical study of those theories. Topics include early childhood sources of income inequality, discrimination in the labor market and in other institutions, segregation in housing markets, the impact of migration on the measurement of inequality, and the roles of peer effects.Application ProcessThe specialization is open to any University of Chicago graduate student. Harris students please indicate your intent to pursue this specialization using the Harris Specialization Application Form. If you are a non-Harris student and intend to complete the requirements for the Social and Economic Inequality specialization please submit the Harris Specialization Application for Non-Harris Students to indicate you are pursuing this specialization.For specialization registration questions, please reach out to email@example.com.Planning for the SpecializationFor information on which quarter(s) each course will be offered, see the Harris Courses page and filter by specialization. For courses offered by other divisions, the typical quarter(s) offered has been indicated.Specialization RequirementsThe specialization requires completion of at least two courses from the “Required courses” list, along with two additional courses that come from either the “Required courses” list or the “Elective courses” list (four courses total). No Required course substitutions are allowed.Students must achieve at least a B- grade in each course. No course may be taken on a pass/fail basis. The courses do not need to be taken in a particular order. Students should complete the formal signup process to indicate their intention to pursue the specialization.Required Courses (at least two)PPHA 39404 Practicum on Inequality, Household Finance, and Tax PolicyPPHA 40700 Early Childhood: Human Capital Development and Public PolicyPPHA 41720 Discrimination in the Labor MarketECON 34930 / PPHA 33230 Inequality: Theory, Methods and Evidence (Spring)Not offered in 2023-2024 PPHA 33240 Intergenerational Mobility: Theory, Methods and EvidenceElective CoursesPPHA 35240 Education, Inequality and Economic DevelopmentPPHA 37910 Race and Ethnic Differences in Health: Epidemiology, Behavior, and PolicyPPHA 41740 Gender and PolicyPPHA 60000 Policy Labs (with permission of the Specialization Director)ECON 24450 Inequality and the Social Safety Net: Theory, Empirics, and PoliciesNot offered in 2023-2024 PPHA 34241 Household Finance: Theory and ApplicationsSpecialization ContactDan Black, Specialization DirectorDan BlackEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgInterim Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and ProfessorDan Black Dan A. Black is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research focuses on labor economics and applied econometrics.