Capital in the 21st Century

11 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2015  

Andrew Haldane

Bank of England

Rachana Shanbhogue

Bank of England

Orazio Attanasio

University College London - Department of Economics; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Timothy J. Besley

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Peter H. Lindert

University of California, Davis - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Thomas Piketty

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Jaume Ventura

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)

Date Written: March 13, 2015

Abstract

On 19 December 2014, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Bank of England hosted a discussion forum based around Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the twenty-first century, with a number of economists from academia, public sector bodies and private sector institutions. Four speakers presented research on various issues relating to inequality, including: access to education; wealth and taxation policy; and the role of governance and institutions. This article presents each speaker’s key arguments, and includes a summary of the open-floor debate that followed.

Suggested Citation

Haldane, Andrew and Shanbhogue, Rachana and Attanasio, Orazio and Besley, Timothy J. and Lindert, Peter H. and Piketty, Thomas and Ventura, Jaume, Capital in the 21st Century (March 13, 2015). Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2015 Q1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2577724

Andrew Haldane

Bank of England ( email )

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Rachana Shanbhogue (Contact Author)

Bank of England ( email )

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Orazio Attanasio

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

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Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Timothy J. Besley

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom

Peter H. Lindert

University of California, Davis - Department of Economics ( email )

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Davis, CA 95616
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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United States

Thomas Piketty

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

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Paris, 75014 75014
France

Jaume Ventura

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

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