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Zax, Jeffrey S



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research overview

  • Prof. Zax has three main current research interests. The first is the analysis of inequality in urban China. The second is the economic contents and implications of surnames. The third is in inequality in the United States.


  • regional inequality in China, housing and inequality in urban China, the economic content of surnames, effects of surnames and appearance and high school performance on adult outcomes, inequality in the United States, residential segregation


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courses taught

  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
  • ECON 4231 - Applied Economic Analysis and Public Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Applies economic analysis to current issues of public policy. Reviews basic public finance and economic justifications for government action. Examines structure and procedures of Colorado State Legislature. Chooses current legislative issues, reviews relevant economic literature and applies implications through briefing papers and testimony at legislative hearings. Explores the challenges of integrating informed economic analysis into legislative process.
  • ECON 4626 - The Economics of Inequality and Discrimination
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines the unique insights available through economic analysis regarding the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of inequality and discrimination. Examines the extent of inequality, the varieties and extents of discrimination, and explores the economic models that suggest explanations.


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