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EC491 Economics 491: Advanced Topics in Economics: Economics of Gender

Course developed and supervised by Professor Susan J. Linz. Analysis of the ways in which the economic well-being of men and women differ, with special focus on differences across levels of economic development and cultural environments. Employs commonly-used analytical tools to investigate causes and consequences of gender inequality in such areas as employment, ownership and welfare. Explores theories and evidence of gender differences in both the formal economy and informal or shadow economy, using international comparisons to gain a global perspective.

Exam Policy

All exams must be taken in the presence of a proctor. Arrangements will be available for students to take the exams at the East Lansing campus. Students who cannot take the exam at the East Lansing campus due to distance or time constraints must make alternative arrangements. Acceptable alternatives include proctoring by an MSU instructor for students enrolled in a study abroad program, proctoring by base personnel for students serving in the U.S. military, or taking the exam at a certified testing center. A list of certified testing centers may be found at http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php. Note that testing centers may charge a fee for their services, or have restricted hours of operation. These are the only testing options available for examinations, and only students able to use one of these options should enroll. No exams, except as listed above, will be given outside the United States.


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