• Sep 27, 2012 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019

Lecture by Thomas Piketty

Please note: Registration required at: https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=60610

Moderated by Bernard Salanié, Professor Economics, Columbia

Inequality in the U.S. is now larger than ever before in American history. With 50% of national incomve going to top 10% income earners and 75% of national wealth going to top 10% wealth holders, it is approaching the record levels observed in Europe from 1900-1910. Does inequality in America have a distinctive meritocratic character (American exceptionalism), or is the New World simply becoming like Old Europe?

Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. His distinctions include Le Monde's prize for Best Young Economist. Research by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez on the growing income inequality in the U.S. helped trigger public American debates about the 1%, and has won mention in White House budget documents and the New York Times, and drawn criticism from the Wall Street Journal.

Co-sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the Heyman Center for the Humanities

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