Thomas Piketty, author of the new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and associate chair at the Paris School of Economics will be speaking at a series of graduate seminars at UC Irvine on Jan 13, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 24 and March 3 from 9AM-12PM.
Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.