Capital in the Twenty-First Century, 6:00PM EDT 16 April 2014 [Livestream]

The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics) will present a lecture on his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison) will comment. The event will be introduced and moderated by Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic (Graduate Center, Luxembourg Income Study Center).

A livestream of the event will be available beginning at 6:00PM EDT on 16 April 2014. The a live video can be found on the Graduate Center website.

You can also follow @GradCenterNews on Twitter for live coverage of the event.

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