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Capital In The 21st Century

Featuring Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics

This is the video of the April 14th conference.


The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Proshansky Auditorium
April 16, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) will present a lecture on his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison) will comment. The event will be introduced and moderated by Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic (The Graduate Center, Luxembourg Income Study Center).

Co-sponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center and the Advanced Research Collaborative.

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