Poverty & Inequality

Poverty and Inequality

Students in this Specialization examine issues of economic growth, development, and inequality from an individual as well as national level. Possible career paths would include analyst for a non-profit advocacy group or development economist for an international agency.


Choose 3 from the following options:

  • ARE/ECN 115A: Economic Development
  • ARE/ECN 115B or ECN 115BY: Economic Development
  • ECN 117: Economics of International Immigration 
  • ECN 130: Public Microeconomics
  • ECN 133Y: Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy 
  • ECN 138: Public Economics in International Perspective (previously ECN 190 with Singhal)
  • ECN 151B: Economics of Human Resources
  • ECN 167: Economic Development in Weak States (previously ECN 190 with Rezaee)

If you chose to follow one of these Specializations, you will still need to satisfy the remaining major required coursework up to 44 upper division units. Please review the UC Davis Catalog for the Economics major requirements.

Please note, only ONE Specialization track may be chosen.