Thomas Piketty in his office at the Paris School of Economics.
Piketty is a French economist and the author of the best-selling book 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' (2013), which emphasizes the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. The book argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. To address this problem, he proposes redistribution through a progressive global tax on wealth.
Piketty is professor at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) and professor at the Paris School of Economics.