Keynote Speech | Thomas Piketty: “Global Inequality: A Comparative and Historical Perspective”

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Wed. 10.04.'24 13:45

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Speaker

Thomas Piketty is director of studies at the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and professor at the Paris School of Economics. He has published numerous research articles in international journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, and Review of Economic Studies, among others. Additionally, he has authored around ten books. Piketty’s work encompasses both historical and theoretical studies examining the relationship between economic development, political conflict, as well as wealth and income distribution. He is widely recognized as the pioneer of recent literature on the long-term evolution of the share of top incomes in national income, which is now accessible through the World Inequality Database. Piketty’s research highlights the significant role played by political, social, and fiscal institutions in shaping the historical dynamics of wealth distribution. Furthermore, Piketty is the author of the international best-selling book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” His ground-breaking findings and analysis have sparked important debates and discussions on income and wealth inequality worldwide