Konstantin
Gluschenko

**Spatial Inequality**

*Summary of the course*

This course familiarizes with modern methodologies
of empirically analyzing inequality (first of all, income inequality) across spatial
units (countries, regions within a country, cities, etc.). It comprises of two
parts. The first part deals with analytical tools grouped into three
approaches: cross-sectional analysis, time series analysis, and distribution
dynamics analysis. This part also considers measuring inequality, implications
of the economic growth theory regarding evolution of income inequality, and
discusses areas of applicability of specific methods and issues of spatial
comparability of data to be analyzed. The second part considers practical
application of analytical tools expounded in the first part by the example of
modern scholarly publications (by both domestic and foreign economists)
studying income inequality among Russian regions.

*Reading*

The main
tutorial for this course is **K.
Gluschenko.** **Methodologies of analyzing inter-regional income inequality
and their applications to **

downloadable from: http://ideas.repec.org/p/wdi/papers/2010-984.html

A part of this tutorial (Section 2 and about a
half of Section 3.1) should be replaced/supplemented with **K. Gluschenko. Myths about
beta-convergence. ***William Davidson Institute Working Paper *No.
1040, 2012;

dowloadable from:
http://ideas.repec.org/p/wdi/papers/2012-1040.html

Additional
readings will be distributed during the progress of the course.

*Final test*

The course
ends with an end-of-term test [*дифференцированный** зачёт*]. To pass it, a student should
write a two-three page essay that contains a critical review of a paper
regarding income inequality among spatial units – preferably, Russian regions.
(Papers already discussed in the above-mentioned tutorial are inadmissible!) The
paper to be analyzed may be a journal article or working paper in English or in
Russian (while the essay must be in English anyway). The grade will depend on
the quality of the essay.

1. Measuring Inequality

2. The Economic Growth Theory and Income Convergence

3. Cross-Section Approach. 3.1. Beta-Convergence

3.2. Spatial Econometrics

4. Time Series Approach

5. Distribution Dynamics Approach

Mikheeva (1999)

Mikheeva (2000)

Carluer and Sharipova (2004)

Solanko (2006)

Solanko (2008)

Ledyaeva and Linden (2008)

Melnikov (2005)

Melnikov (2007)

Melnikov (2008)

Lugovoy et al. (1999)

Kholodilin, Oshchepkov, and Siliverstovs (2009)

Buccellato (2007)

Berkowitz and DeJong (2002)

Berkowitz and DeJong (2003)

Berkowitz and DeJong (2005)

Berkowitz and DeJong (2010)

Berkowitz and Jackson (2006)

Ahrend (2005)

Mitsek and Mitsek (2009)

Babetski and Maurel (2002)

Kwon and Spilimbergo (2005)

Bradshaw and Vartapetov (2003)

Galbraith, Krytynskaia, and Wang (2004)

Fedorov (2002)

Balatskii and Saakyants (2006)

Dolinskaya (2002)

Carluer (2005)

Yemtsov (2005)

Hertzfeld (2008)