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Top economist Thomas Piketty visits Groningen to speak on "Rising Inequality and Globalisation"

Maddison Lecture 2018
Questions? Tweet with #UGPiketty , the best will be put to the speaker

On Wednesday 23 May leading economist Thomas Piketty is to give a guest lecture at FEB as part of the GGDC Maddison Lecture series . The topic will be ‘Rising Inequality and Globalisation’.

Maddison Lecture in Economic Growth and Development 2018
Thomas Piketty: "Rising Inequality and Globalisation"
When: Wednesday 23 May, 15.15-17.30
Where: Aletta Jacobs Hall
Who: All FEB staff and students with an entry wristband

About the speaker

Thomas Piketty is the author of the best-selling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013), which is the result of his path-breaking work on the distribution of wealth over the past 250 years. In a TED talk he summarises his main conclusions: Economic inequality is increasing again, with potentially far-reaching consequences for our society.

In his recent work Piketty continues his research on wealth and income inequality. He is a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), associate chair at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial professor at the International Inequalities Institute, which is part of the London School of Economics (LSE).


Registration is now closed. It is possible that a number of wristbands are still available. Please go to the ECS secretary's office in room 143, Duisenberg building to find out. If you haven't been able to secure a place at the lecture, please note that the event will be available via live stream.

Live Stream and twitter

This event will be streamed live via YouTube, and the hashtag #UGPiketty can be used to ask the speaker questions.

The Maddison Lecture

The Maddison Lecture has hosted a series of leading thinkers on the themes of economic history, growth, and development. It is named in honour of Angus Maddison, who laid the foundations of the discipline in his career at the University of Groningen. Previous speakers include Daron Acemoglu, Nicholas Crafts, Dani Rodrik, and Jeffrey Williamson. This lecture is organised by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), with the support of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the SOM Research School.

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