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Thomas Piketty

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Thomas Piketty (French: [tɔ.ma pi.kɛ.ti]; born 7 May 1971) is a French economist who is Professor of Economics at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial Professor of Economics in the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics. Piketty's work focuses on public economics, in particular income and wealth inequality. He is the author of the best-selling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013), which emphasises the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Piketty has received more than 1,667,469 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Piketty is the 173rd most popular economist (down from 163rd in 2019), the 2,260th most popular biography from France (down from 2,159th in 2019) and the 18th most popular French Economist.

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Among economists, Thomas Piketty ranks 173 out of 315Before him are Nicholas Kaldor, Peter Diamond, Wilhelm Röpke, Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, Bertrand de Jouvenel, and Oliver Hart. After him are Ben Bernanke, Lionel Robbins, Nikolay Danilevsky, Harriet Martineau, Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, and Hyman Minsky.

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Among people born in 1971, Thomas Piketty ranks 45Before him are Martin Freeman, Sofia Coppola, Elif Shafak, Shannen Doherty, Pedro Alonso, and David Coulthard. After him are Anette Olzon, Sergi Barjuán, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Christina Applegate, Dido, and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.

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In France

Among people born in France, Thomas Piketty ranks 2,260 out of 6,011Before him are Oronce Finé (1494), Alexandre Astruc (1923), Thomas Robert Bugeaud (1784), Bruno Metsu (1954), Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1784), and Maximilien Luce (1858). After him are Michel Leiris (1901), Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727), Auguste Charlois (1864), Nominoe (800), Pierre Soulages (1919), and Joan, Duchess of Brittany (1324).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Thomas Piketty ranks 18Before him are Gérard Debreu (1921), Jean Tirole (1953), Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806), Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay (1712), Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau (1715), and Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903). After him are Pierre Leroux (1797), Michel Camdessus (1933), Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert (1646), Olivier Blanchard (1948), Esther Duflo (1972), and Muriel Casals i Couturier (1945).

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