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Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century: Inequality and Redistribution, 1901-1998
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Thomas Piketty Seth Ackerman
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Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century: Inequality and Redistribution, 1901-1998

Thomas Piketty Seth Ackerman


9780674737693

The Belknap Press


European history;
Political science & theory;
Business & Economics;
Economic systems & structures;
Economic history


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1104 pages

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A landmark in contemporary social science, this pioneering work by Thomas Piketty explains the facts and dynamics of income inequality in France in the twentieth century. On its publication in French in 2001, it helped launch the international program led by Piketty and others to explore the grand patterns and causes of global inequality-research that has since transformed public debate. Appearing here in English for the first time, this stunning achievement will take its place alongside Capital in the Twenty-First Century as a modern classic of economic analysis.

Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century is essential in part because of Piketty's unprecedented efforts to uncover, untangle, and present in clear form data about patterns in tax and inheritance in France dating back to 1900. But it is also an exceptional work of analysis, tracking and explaining with Piketty's characteristically lucid prose the effects of political conflict, war, and social change on the economic pressures and public policies that determined the lives of millions. A work of unusual intellectual power and ambition, Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century is a vital resource for anyone concerned with the economic, political, and social history of France, and it is central to ongoing debates about social justice, inequality, taxation, and the evolution of capitalism around the world.

By:   Thomas Piketty
Translated by:   Seth Ackerman
Imprint:   The Belknap Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 162mm, 
ISBN:   9780674737693
ISBN 10:   0674737695
Pages:   1104
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified


A door-stopping work of economic history.--Kirkus Reviews (04/01/2018) In light of Piketty's history, every part of Hayek's argument now looks doubtful...The tremendous amount of data he gathers and analyzes (from tax rates to the price of butter) point to unavoidable conclusions. High taxes on income and inheritances can keep inequality in check, or even make it fall...Inequality is not incomprehensible or uncontrollable. It is the result of political decisions...Piketty makes clear, at great length, exactly what would stem the tide.-- (06/26/2018) Top Incomes in France is simply unavoidable for anyone wanting to understand the historical evolution of inequality in France, and it is the groundwork without which Capital would be nonexistent.--Camille Landais, London School of Economics and Political Science Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century provides an important, detailed, and analytically insightful discussion of the political and legislative history of taxation in France. This book will be of tremendous value to all those interested in issues of social justice, inequality, taxation, and the evolution of capitalism.--Martin O'Neill, University of York Thomas Piketty's Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century is in many ways a precursor to his famous Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a pioneering book in the methodological sense with empirical analysis that provides the core around which political and economic developments in France are woven and discussed.--Branko Milanovic, City University of New York

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