CANCELED: Thomas Piketty, Associate Chair and Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics; author, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public, Tickets Required
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Thomas Piketty, associate chair and professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, and author of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” will discuss his new book at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in McCosh 50. A book sale/signing will follow the discussion. Piketty will be visiting the Wilson School as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation "Leadership through Mentorship" Program. Tickets are required for entry into McCosh 50. TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Piketty is an economist who works on wealth income and income disparity. He is the director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and professor at the Paris School of Economics. Piketty published “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” in 2014. The book reached number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list in May of that year. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns to examine the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital, the long-term evolution of inequality, concentration of wealth, and prospects for economic growth that lie at the heart of political economy.
TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. A wait line will be formed outside of McCosh 50 beginning at 4:00 p.m. for those unable to get a ticket. The talk will also be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
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