The Piketty Opportunity
Speakers: Patricia Hudson (Emeritus Professor Cardiff University), Avner Offer (Chichele Professor of Economic History, All Souls College, Oxford Univ), Keith Tribe (Independent Scholar)
Discussants: Prof Torben Iversen (Harvard University, Centenial Professor LSE) and Dr Tasha Fairfield (LSE International Development)
Chair: Prof Mike Savage (LSE III)
Thurs 26th Jan 2017, Hong Kong Theatre, 6.30-8pm
This event marks the publication of The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a volume of essays that builds upon the renewed interest in wealth and inequality stimulated by the work of Thomas Piketty. It brings together an international team of leading economic historians and economists to provide a comprehensive overview of global developments in the theory, practice, and policy of inequality, and its place in the modern world order.
The book adds to Piketty's rich work on developed economies by covering Latin America, Africa, India, and Japan, providing a global perspective upon a global phenomenon. It marks an important step in the process of developing Piketty's analytical framework and empirical material, overcoming its limitations and helping to cement a lasting place for inequality in the agenda of growth theory.
Editors and authors Patricia Hudson, Avner Offer and Keith Tribe will join with associates of the International Inequalities Institute to discuss the analysis of inequality in an international context.