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After Piketty

The Agenda for Economics and Inequality

Heather Boushey is President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and former Chief Economist on Hillary Clinton’s transition team. She is the author of Finding Time: The Economics of Work–Life Conflict and coeditor of After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality (both from Harvard). The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field” and Politico twice named her one of the top 50 “thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics.”

J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Marshall Steinbaum is Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, New York.

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