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Economist Thomas Piketty to Deliver Annual Gamble Memorial Lecture

The French economist and best-selling author Thomas Piketty will visit the University of Massachusetts Amherst to deliver the Economics Department's annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 2 at 5 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, is seen by many as the first to document the 20th century fall and subsequent continuous rise of "the one percent." His book Capital in the 21st Century, which emphasizes the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years, has sparked worldwide public debate. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.
Economic Theory Workshop
Maximilian Kasy, Harvard University
"Who Wins, Who Loses? Tools for Distributional Policy Evaluation"
919 Thompson Hall

Thursday, October 2, 5:00 p.m.
Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture
Thomas Piketty
"Capital in the 21st Century"
Student Union Ballroom

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