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After Piketty

The Agenda for Economics and Inequality

  • Introduction: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Three Years Later [J. Bradford DeLong, Heather Boushey, and Marshall Steinbaum]
  • I. Reception
    • 1. The Piketty Phenomenon [Arthur Goldhammer]
    • 2. Thomas Piketty Is Right [Robert M. Solow]
    • 3. Why We’re in a New Gilded Age [Paul Krugman]
  • II. Conceptions of Capital
    • 4. What’s Wrong with Capital in the Twenty-First Century’s Model? [Devesh Raval]
    • 5. A Political Economy Take on W / Y [Suresh Naidu]
    • 6. The Ubiquitous Nature of Slave Capital [Daina Ramey Berry]
    • 7. Human Capital and Wealth before and after Capital in the Twenty-First Century [Eric R. Nielsen]
    • 8. Exploring the Effects of Technology on Income and Wealth Inequality [Laura Tyson and Michael Spence]
    • 9. Income Inequality, Wage Determination, and the Fissured Workplace [David Weil]
  • III. Dimensions of Inequality
    • 10. Increasing Capital Income Share and Its Effect on Personal Income Inequality [Branko Milanovic]
    • 11. Global Inequality [Christoph Lakner]
    • 12. The Geographies of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Inequality, Political Economy, and Space [Gareth A. Jones]
    • 13. The Research Agenda after Capital in the Twenty-First Century [Emmanuel Saez]
    • 14. Macro Models of Wealth Inequality [Mariacristina De Nardi, Giulio Fella, and Fang Yang]
    • 15. A Feminist Interpretation of Patrimonial Capitalism [Heather Boushey]
    • 16. What Does Rising Inequality Mean For the Macroeconomy? [Mark Zandi]
    • 17. Rising Inequality and Economic Stability [Salvatore Morelli]
  • IV. The Political Economy of Capital and Capitalism
    • 18. Inequality and the Rise of Social Democracy: An Ideological History [Marshall I. Steinbaum]
    • 19. The Legal Constitution of Capitalism [David Singh Grewal]
    • 20. The Historical Origins of Global Inequality [Ellora Derenoncourt]
    • 21. Everywhere and Nowhere: Politics in Capital in the Twenty-First Century [Elisabeth Jacobs]
  • V. Piketty Responds
    • 22. Toward a Reconciliation between Economics and the Social Sciences [Thomas Piketty]
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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