Kapital for the Twenty-First Century?

Originally published by Dissent

Full Disclosure: The Institute for New Economic Thinking has extensively supported 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


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? 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.

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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

German Court decision: Legal authority and deep power implications

Who wields supreme power over the ECB? This column analyses the recent ruling by the German Constitutional Court that the ECB cannot act as lender of last resort. Although seemingly couched by the referral of this decision to the European Court of Justice, this is a bid for power and the return to the pre-crisis paradigm of ‘ultra posse nemo obligatur’.

Can the European Central Bank legally act as lender of last resort to ensure the survival of the euro? Read more