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Keynote lecture by Thomas Piketty: Rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe

28 september 2022 | 17:0018:00

We are delighted to welcome Piketty online in Maastricht for a keynote lecture on rising inequality and the democratisation of Europe.

In his latest book “A Brief History of Equality”, French economist Thomas Piketty has come to tell an optimistic story, of the world’s astounding progress toward equality. Piketty is also the author of “Capital in the twenty-first century” (2013), a best-selling book on the economic history of capitalism, inquality and redistribution policy.

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Thomas Piketty is Professor at EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics. He has done historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development, the distribution of income and wealth, and political conflict. Thomas Piketty is also co-director of the World Inequality Lab and the World Inequality Database, and one of initiators of the Manifesto for the democratization of Europe. Piketty’s publications include Capital in the 21st century (2014), Capital and ideology (2020) and A brief history of equality (2021).


28 september 2022