ACRE Reading Groups

Upcoming in Fall 2020

ACRE reading groups are weekly sessions co-lead by UCA professors. A $500 scholarship will be awarded upon completion of the reading group. For questions about reading groups or the application process, contact Zachary Burt at

“Exploring Inequality”

Economics Reading Group

Inequality is frequently said to be a growing problem that needs to be addressed. Students will read and discuss works on this issue from a variety of perspectives. Authors will include Milton Friedman, Joseph Stiglitz, Tyler Cowen, and Paul Krugman. Students will explore questions such as: What do people mean by the term “inequality”? How do you measure it? Is it changing substantially over time? What can (and should) public policy do to address it? What other solutions are there?

Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are now closed. If you are interested in participating in a future reading group, or if you have any other questions, please contact Zachary Burt at


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