Piketty, Thomas

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Piketty, Thomas Gender: M
born on 7 May 1971 at 08:40 (= 08:40 AM )
Place Clichy, France, 48n54, 2e18
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°07' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°44 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°07'

Thomas Piketty
photo: Gobierno de Chile, license cc-by-2.0


French economist who works on wealth and income inequality. He is professor (directeur d'études) at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), professor at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial professor at the London School of Economics.

He is the author of the best-selling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013), which emphasises the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. The book argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. He considers that to be a problem, and to address it, he proposes redistribution through a progressive global tax on wealth.

At the end of 2014, he refused to receive the French legion of honour.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 5 September 2013 (book Le Capital au XXIe siècle (Capital in the Twenty-First Century))
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Source Notes

Maurice Charvet quoted bc. on CEDRA as 8.45. Didier Geslain reports in an email circular of 10 July 2015 the birth time as 8:40.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Economics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction