Piketty’s Thesis

French economist Thomas Piketty has been received like a rock star in full theatres around the world; Why has his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century struck a chord worldwide?

Organisator Studium Generale

di 21 april 2015 20:00

Locatie Impulse

Rarely is the author of a 685 page book about macroeconomics received like a rock star in full theatres around the world. French economist Thomas Piketty’s, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has struck a chord worldwide. Why? What makes this book so important? Join Studium Generale to put Piketty’s thesis into perspective with a tour of the historical dynamics of inequality at the global level, accumulation and social stability as well as the idea of capital and the quality of life.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Piketty’s Thesis

World leaders scrambled to receive the celebrated professor and find out more about Capital in the Twenty –First Century. They wanted to know what this work could mean for their own countries. What is Piketty’s thesis? Dr. David Hollanders, economist and historian (Tilburg University School of Economics and Management) worked on the Dutch translation of Piketty’s book. Hear from him which key ideas in this monumental research are pivotal for rhyming economic theory and democracy in the future. From the trickledown benefits of capitalism to the welfare boom in the mid 20th century, find out about the myths and hiccups which have dominated economic discourse preceding this historic research. Hear what evidence has been generated from comparisons around the globe to tell an unmistakable story about social stability and equality. 

David Hollanders (1978) holds a PhD. in economics and masters in history, economics and econometrics. He teaches finance and economics at Tilburg University. He was involved in the Dutch translation of Piketty's book.