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Inequality in the 21st Century: a day long engagement with Thomas Piketty

LSE International Inequalities Institute conference

Date: Monday 11 May 2015
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers include: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor Wendy Carlin,  Professor Sir John Hills, Professor Naila Kabeer,Professor Thomas Piketty, Professor Stephanie Seguino, Professor David Soskice

A day-long conference with Thomas Piketty, whose Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been of global significance in shaping debates about inequality across the globe. The workshop will be hosted by LSE's new International Inequalities Institute with the Department of Sociology at LSE and the British Journal of Sociology, which ran a special issue of reviews on Piketty’s book, several of the contributors to which will be involved in these discussions. 

Thomas Piketty is a professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The new International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE will bring together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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