The New York State Education Department registered the new Advanced Certificate program in Inequality Analysis to be offered jointly by Bard College and Central European University New York, taught by professors from the two universities. The program is the first joint program to be offered under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last month by the two institutions, and has been approved by the CEU Senate.
Economic inequality, a key concern in economics and public policy, is a persistent issue within and across nations demanding innovative policy responses. With this program, students can gain a greater understanding of wealth distribution and relevant policies through courses that combine the expertise of CEU, particularly in the Department of Economics and Business, and Bard College’s Levy Economics Institute. The courses will be held at the Levy Institute and at CEU’s site in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Other planned educational activities, as specified in the MOU, include bilateral student and faculty exchanges, research activities by CEU academics and graduate students in New York, and practical training (internships) for CEU students in the U.S.