PhD Seminar (Econ)
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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.