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Piketty and thinking about economics

There is a new economics rock-star touring the US by all accounts, and his name is Thomas Piketty. More precisely, the star of the show is Picketty's Capital in the Twenty-First century which is a 700-page volume on wealth distribution in 30 countries over decades and centuries of data. Read more

Leading Economists To Gather In Toronto April 10-12, 2014

A Three-Day Conference Exploring the Impact of Innovation on Society

Larry Summers, Joseph Stigltiz, Andy Haldane, Adair Lord Turner, Michael Sandel

And Many More to Speak

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Charles Babbage and the History of Innovative Thinking

The forthcoming Institute for New Economic Thinking conference will focus on innovation and its impact on economics and society. When we think about innovation we tend to imagine the future. But as with so many subjects in economics, it’s also useful to examine the past.

The concept of innovation is generally associated with the Austrian-American economist Joseph Aloïs Schumpeter. At the micro level, Schumpeter’s work shed a brighter light on the relationship between innovation and market structure. At the macro level, he clarified the relationship between technological change and business cycles. Read more

Kapital for the Twenty-First Century?

Originally published by Dissent

Full Disclosure: The Institute for New Economic Thinking has extensively supported the the World Top Incomes Database on which the book under review draws extensively.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty, trans. Arthur Goldhammer
Belknap Press, 2014, 671 pp.

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FT Scholarships for Young Scholars to Attend Toronto Conference

The Financial Times is supporting the Young Scholars Initiative by sponsoring scholarships to attend the Institute's Human After All conference in Toronto, April 10-12. Read more

The Chartbook of Economic Inequality

By Tony Atkinson and Salvatore Morelli

 USA

Click the image above for an interactive version (UK data available here) Read more

The Exchange Rate as a Monetary Phenomenon

By Elham Saeidinezhad, Jay Pocklington, Michael Beall, and Yakov Feygin

What exactly is an exchange rate?

We all know that one of the main challenges in the study of international finance is the setting of exchange rates. But Barnard College Prof. Perry Mehrling, who also is a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Curriculum Committee, attempts to answer this more basic question by putting forward a new way of thinking about this “thing” called an exchange rate [Essential hybridity: A money view of FX]. Read more

Join the Institute’s Young Scholars in Toronto

The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are inviting young scholars from across the world to participate in a pivotal event in Toronto, Canada, from April 10-12. The conference, entitled Human After All: Innovation, Disruption, Society, will examine the overwhelming economic impact of innovation on society. Panels will explore the successes and failures of economic systems in generating innovation, and the corresponding radical uncertainty engendered by the pervasive growth of innovation. Read more

Institute Grantees Featured at the 2014 EEA Conference

If you're attending the EEA conference look below to see where you'll find stimulating discussions involving the Institute community.

Click here for more information including the full EEA program


Friday, March 7


8:15-9:45am, Gloucester

Session A7, Analytical Political Economy

Uncertainty, Institutions and Power: Towards an Approach to Analytical Political Economy, Amitava K. Dutt, University of Notre Dame


10:00-11:30am, Gloucester Read more