Professor Thomas Piketty
Capital and ideology
In his book, published in German at C.H.Beck on the day of the lecture, the author, known for his work “Capital in the 21st Century”, provides a panorama of global economic history, a criticism of contemporary politics and the design of a new economic system. His hypothesis: it is not the enforcement of property rights or the pursuit of stability that has been the decisive engine of progress over the centuries – but the struggle for equality and education.
The lecture is open to the public. No advance booking required. No seat reservation possible.
Please note that the number of seats is limited. A live broadcast will be provided in additional rooms. The events are recorded in sound and video and published on our website a few days later.
Thomas Piketty, born 7 May 1971 in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, is a French economist. He is a professor at the Paris School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). In 2014, his publication “Capital in the 21st century” (French 2013: Le Capital au XXIe siècle) attracted a great deal of attention worldwide, especially in the USA.