Econ 237 Spring 2006


Part 1. Inequality and Physical Place (weeks 1-2)

Roland Benabou, “Workings of a City,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 108: 619-52 (1993)

Roland Benabou, “Equity and Efficiency in Human Capital Investment: The Local Connection,” Review of Economic Studies 63 (2): 237-64 (1996)

Rachel Fernandez and Richard Rogerson, “Income Distribution, Communities and the Quality of Public Education.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 111:135-64 (1996)

Rajiv Sethi and Rohini Somanathan, “Inequality and Segregation,” Journal of Political Economy 112 (6) (December 2004)

Enricho Echenique and Roland Fryer, “On the Measurement of Segregation,”(unpublished ms.) (March 2005)

Part 2. Inequality and Socio-Economic Structure (weeks 3-5)

Glenn C. Loury, “A Dynamic Theory of Racial Income Differences” in A. Lamond and P. Wallace (eds), Women, Minorities and Employment Discrimination. D.C. Heath, 1977

Samuel Bowles, Glenn Loury and Rajiv Sethi , “Group Inequality” (unpublished manuscript, Feb. 2008)

Glenn C. Loury (1981), “Intergenerational Transfers and the Distribution of Earnings.” Econometrica 49:843-67 (1981)

Gary Becker and Nigel Tomes, “An Equilibrium Theory of the Distribution of Income and Intergenerational Mobility.” Journal of Political Economy 87 (6):1153-89 (1979)

Michael Kremer, “How Much Does Sorting Increase Inequality.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, Feb.1997, pp. 125-139.

Oded Galor and Joseph Ziera, “Income Distribution and Macroeconomics,” Review of Economic Studies 60:35-52 (1993)

Steven Durlauf, “A Theory of Persistent Income Inequality,” Journal of Economic Growth 1:75-94 (1996)

Abhijit Banerjee and Andrew Newman, “Occupational Choice and the Process of Development,” Journal of Political Economy 101: 274-98 (1993)

James Montgomery, "Social Networks and Labor Market Outcomes: Toward an Economic Analysis," American Economic Review 81(5):1408-18(1991)

Kevin Lang and Michael Manove and William Dickens, “Racial Discrimination in Labor Markets with Announced Wages.” American Economic Review (forthcoming 2005)

Dilip Mookherjee and Debraj Ray, "Occupational Diversity and Endogenous Inequality", Unpublished Paper, February 2006

Joan Estaban and Debraj Ray, “On the Measurement of Polarization,” Econometrica 62(4):819-51 (1994)

Robert Costrell and Glenn C. Loury, “Distribution of Ability and of Wages in a Hierarchical Job Assignment Model.” Journal of Political Economy 112 (6) (December 2004)

Part 3. Inequality and Collective Reputation (weeks 6-7)

Stefania Albanesi and Claudia Olivetti "Home Production, Market Production, and the Gender Wage Gap: Incentives and Expectations,", Unpublished Manuscript, March 2005

Jean Tirole, “A Theory of Collective Reputation,” Review of Economic Studies 63(1):1-22 (1996)

Glenn C. Loury, “Conceptual Problems in the Enforcement of Anti-Discrimination Laws.” in Arrow, Bowles and Durlauf (eds.) Meritocracy and Economic Inequality, Princeton Univ. Press (2000):296-316

Stephen Coate and Glenn C. Loury, “Will Affirmative Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes?” American Economic Review (December 1993)

Andrea Moro and Peter Norman, “A General Equilibrium Model of Statistical Discrimination,” Journal of Economic Theory 114(1):1-30 (2004)

Hanming Fang, “Social Culture and Economic Performance,” American Economic Review (Sep. 2001): 934-47.

Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi, “Racial Stereotypes and Robbery” (unpublished ms.Columbia University, 2004)

Subham Chaudhuri and Rajiv Sethi, “Statistical Discrimination and Neighborhood Effects: Can Integration Eliminate Negative Stereotypes” (unpublished ms. 2004)

Kate Antonovics, “Persistent Racial Inequality,” (unpublished ms., Univ. California San Diego, 2004)

Part 4. Inequality and Identity (weeks 8-9)

David Austen-Smith and Roland Fryer, "An Economic Analysis of "Acting White"", Unpublished Munuscript, Harvard University, Feb (2005)

Douglas Bernheim, “A Theory of Conformity,” Journal of Political Economy 102(5):841-77 (1994)

George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton, “Economics and Identity,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 115(3):715-53 (2000)

Roland Fryer and Matthew Jackson, “Categorical Cognition: A Psychological Model of Categories and Identification in Decision-Making,” (unpublished ms., October 2003)

Hanming Fang and Glenn C. Loury, “Toward an Economic Theory of Dysfunctional Identity,” (unpublished ms., October 2004)

Hanming Fang and Glenn C. Loury “’Dysfunctional Identities’ Can Be Rational,” American Economic Review Proceedings, 95(2) (forthcoming May 2005)

Mc Adams, Richard H., "Cooperation and Conflit: The Economics of Group Status Production and Race Discrimination." Harvard Law Review, 108:1005-1084 (1995)

Part 5. Inequality and Political Discourse (weeks 10-11)

Vince Crawford and Joel Sobel, “Strategic Information Transmission,” Econometrica (November 1982):31-51

Glenn C. Loury, “Self-Censorship in Public Discourse: A Theory of ‘Political Correctness’...” Rationality and Society 6:428-61 (1994)

Stephen Morris, “Political Correctness.” Journal of Political Economy 109(2):231-65 (2001)

Abhijit Banerjee and Rohini Somanathan, “A Simple Model of Voice,” Quarterly Journal Economics. 116(1) (February 2001)

Stephen Coate and Stephen Morris, “On the Form of Transfers to Special Interests,” Journal of Political Economy 103(6):1210-35 (1995)

Part 6. Inequality and Social Justice (weeks 12-13)

Steven Durlauf, “Associational Redistribution: A Defense,” Politics and Society 24:391-410 (1996)

Roland Fryer, Glenn C. Loury and Tolga Yuret, “Color-Blind Affirmative Action” (unpublished ms. 2003)

Roland Fryer and Glenn C. Loury, “Categorical Handicapping in Winner-Take-All Markets” (unpublished ms. 2003)

John Roemer, Theories of Distributive Justice, Harvard Univ. Press (1998)

Glenn C. Loury, The Anatomy of Racial Inequality, Harvard Univ. Press (2002)

Part 7. Memos for Students

Summary memo

Segregation memo

Dynamics memo

Stability of Group Inequality memo

Stereotypes memo

Lectures Notes 5/2/06