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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 (French: École des hautes études en sciences sociales: EHESS), 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 1,400,411 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Thomas Piketty is the 163rd most popular economist (up from 191st in 2019), the 2,162nd most popular biography from France (up from 2,483rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular French Economist.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Thomas Piketty ranks 163 out of 315Before him are Dani Rodrik, Nicholas Kaldor, Robert F. Engle, James Heckman, Myron Scholes, and Pierre Leroux. After him are Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Raymond Barre, Christopher A. Pissarides, Eli Heckscher, Piero Sraffa, and Bengt Holmström.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1971, Thomas Piketty ranks 39Before him are Ricky Martin, Jacques Villeneuve, Shannen Doherty, Anette Olzon, Jeff Kinney, and Ghil'ad Zuckermann. After him are Nathan Fillion, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Thalía, Vitali Klitschko, Paul Bettany, and Denise Richards.

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In France

Among people born in France, Thomas Piketty ranks 2,162 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Leroux (1797), Yann Tiersen (1970), Honoré d'Urfé (1567), Pierre Bérégovoy (1925), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), and Théophile Delcassé (1852). After him are François-Joseph Talma (1763), Nicolas Gombert (1495), Philippe Garrel (1948), Jean-Marc Ayrault (1950), Henri Duparc (1848), and Jules Perrot (1810).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Thomas Piketty ranks 16Before him are Jacques Delors (1925), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), Gérard Debreu (1921), Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806), Jean Tirole (1953), and Pierre Leroux (1797). After him are Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903), Esther Duflo (1972), Michel Camdessus (1933), Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert (1646), Olivier Blanchard (1948), and Muriel Casals i Couturier (1945).

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