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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been hailed as a masterpiece, making a powerful case that wealth inequality is not an accident, but rather an inherent feature of capitalism. But how many of us who bought or borrowed the book have read more than a fraction of its 700+ pages? And how many of Piketty's groundbreaking ideas have gone unappreciated, all for want of intellectual stamina? In this handy volume, Jesper Roine - whose own work was relied upon by Piketty - explains in clear and accessible prose the key concepts behind, and controversies surrounding, Piketty's landmark work.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structuresBusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophyBusinessFinance & accountingFinancePublic finance Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781786992338  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jesper Roine is an expert on wealth and income inequality, as well as one of the researchers who has contributed to the World Top Incomes Database upon which Piketty's research is based. He is an associate professor of Economics at SITE at the Stockholm School of Economics and has been published, extensively, on the topic of income and wealth inequality. Together with his colleague Daniel Waldenstrom at Uppsala University, he is responsible for the Swedish data on long-run income and wealth inequality used in Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

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