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Capital in the 21st century

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  • Haldane, Andrew

    () (Bank of England)

  • Shanbhogue, Rachana

    () (Bank of England)

  • Attanasio, Orazio

    (University College London)

  • Besley, Timothy

    (London School of Economics)

  • Lindert, Peter

    (University of California)

  • Piketty, Thomas

    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Ventura, Jaume

    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Abstract

On 19 December 2014, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Bank of England hosted a discussion forum based around Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the twenty-first century, with a number of economists from academia, public sector bodies and private sector institutions. Four speakers presented research on various issues relating to inequality, including: access to education; wealth and taxation policy; and the role of governance and institutions. This article presents each speaker’s key arguments, and includes a summary of the open-floor debate that followed.

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  • Haldane, Andrew & Shanbhogue, Rachana & Attanasio, Orazio & Besley, Timothy & Lindert, Peter & Piketty, Thomas & Ventura, Jaume, 2015. "Capital in the 21st century," Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Bank of England, vol. 55(1), pages 36-46.
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    1. Matthes, Jürgen, 2016. "Liberale Wirtschaftspolitik im Zeichen der Debatte über säkulare Stagnation und Pikettys Kapitalismuskritik," IW policy papers 1/2016, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) / Cologne Institute for Economic Research.

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