An evening conversation with French economist
Paris School of Economics
Friday, November 6, 2015
Thomas Piketty is a French economist and professor at the Paris School of Economics whose work focuses on wealth and income inequality. He is the author of the best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Focusing on wealth concentration and distribution over the past 250 years, he argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. He considers this to be a problem, and in order to address it, he proposes redistribution through a progressive global tax on wealth.
The local moderator of this event is Prof. Vlad Dima, UW-Madison Department of French & Italian.
This event is free and open to the public.