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Authority on Economic Inequality & Author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"

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Thomas Piketty is a French economist who specializes in the study of economic inequality. He has remained director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), is now the Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics, and is the author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."

Piketty was born on May 7, 1971, in Clichy, near Paris. He gained a C-stream (scientific) Baccalauréat, and after taking scientific preparatory classes, he entered the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) at the age of 18, where he studied mathematics and economics. At the age of 22, Piketty was awarded his Ph.D. for a thesis on the subject of wealth redistribution, which he had written at the EHESS and at the London School of Economics, under the supervision of Roger Guesnerie.

After his thesis, Piketty was an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Economics Department from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he joined the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a researcher, and in 2000 he became director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

From late 2006 to early 2007, he was the first head of the Paris School of Economics, after spending three years creating it. He quickly left, however, due to his support for Ségolène Royal in the French presidential campaign (which had compromised his neutrality obligation), and according to him, following a decision he had taken previously. Piketty has been back teaching at the Paris School of Economics since 2007, where he is Associate Chair.

Piketty specializes in economic inequality, with his works in this domain covering both theoretical and normative issues. At first, in the late 1990s, he took a historic and statistical approach.

Piketty's work revealed that earnings inequalities dropped sharply during the 20th century in France, mostly after World War II. This was due, in large part, to a decrease in estate inequalities, while wage inequalities remained stable. According to Piketty, the decrease resulted from the strong growth in the progressivity of income tax after the war, which upset the dynamics of estate accumulation by reducing the surplus money available for saving by the wealthiest.

Piketty and Saez were named two of the 2012 FP Top 100 Global Thinkers "for making the graph that occupied Wall Street."

Piketty is a columnist for Libération, and occasionally writes op-eds for Le Monde.

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Thomas Piketty Biography

Thomas Piketty is a French economist who specializes in the study of economic inequality. He has remained director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), is now the Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics, and is the author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."

Piketty was born on May 7, 1971, in Clichy, near Paris. He gained a C-stream (scientific) Baccalauréat, and after taking scientific preparatory classes, he entered the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) at the age of 18, where he studied mathematics and economics. At the age of 22, Piketty was awarded his Ph.D. for a thesis on the subject of wealth redistribution, which he had written at the EHESS and at the London School of Economics, under the supervision of Roger Guesnerie.

After his thesis, Piketty was an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Economics Department from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he joined the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a researcher, and in 2000 he became director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).

From late 2006 to early 2007, he was the first head of the Paris School of Economics, after spending three years creating it. He quickly left, however, due to his support for Ségolène Royal in the French presidential campaign (which had compromised his neutrality obligation), and according to him, following a decision he had taken previously. Piketty has been back teaching at the Paris School of Economics since 2007, where he is Associate Chair.

Piketty specializes in economic inequality, with his works in this domain covering both theoretical and normative issues. At first, in the late 1990s, he took a historic and statistical approach.

Piketty's work revealed that earnings inequalities dropped sharply during the 20th century in France, mostly after World War II. This was due, in large part, to a decrease in estate inequalities, while wage inequalities remained stable. According to Piketty, the decrease resulted from the strong growth in the progressivity of income tax after the war, which upset the dynamics of estate accumulation by reducing the surplus money available for saving by the wealthiest.

Piketty and Saez were named two of the 2012 FP Top 100 Global Thinkers "for making the graph that occupied Wall Street."

Piketty is a columnist for Libération, and occasionally writes op-eds for Le Monde.

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    The bestselling French economist Thomas Piketty talks to the FT's European economics commentator Martin Sandbu about ideology, capital, ...
  • “Rising Inequality and Globalisation” by Professor Thomas Piketty
    Poverty and Wealth disparity have become global issues, which present a growing threat to the world. Professor Thomas Piketty, a public ...

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    Booking fees for Thomas Piketty, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas Piketty, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas Piketty?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Piketty for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Piketty for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas Piketty or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas Piketty or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • Interview with economist Thomas Piketty: capital and ideology I FT ...
    The bestselling French economist Thomas Piketty talks to the FT's European economics commentator Martin Sandbu about ideology, capital, ...
    “Rising Inequality and Globalisation” by Professor Thomas Piketty
    Poverty and Wealth disparity have become global issues, which present a growing threat to the world. Professor Thomas Piketty, a public ...

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