Thesis proposal: Essays on human capital accumulation and inequality

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 06 December 2019
9.30am–11.00am

Venue

Acton Theatre Level 1, JG Crawford Building #132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Matthew Woolf

Contacts

Dr Ryan Edwards

What role does human capital play in exacerbating or ameliorating inequality? This thesis aims to explore this question in a novel way by integrating heterogenous macroeconomic models with the choices individuals make every day. Such choices are how many children to have, whether to send your child to a public or private school, or how much bequest to leave. While the much-studied gap between labour and capital are still important to the study of the distribution of income, this thesis argues that a human capital framework is most useful for understanding how it actually affects individuals.

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