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The Piketty Phenomenon: New Zealand Perspectives

The Piketty Phenomenon: New Zealand Perspectives

A diverse range of economists and commentators address the relevance of Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' for New Zealand.

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ISBN 9781927277720
Published 23 October 2014 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Various Authors
Series BWB Texts
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ISBN-13 9781927277720
ISBN-10 1927277728
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 23 October 2014
International Publication Date 6 October 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Various Authors
Series BWB Texts
Category Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Economic Theory & Philosophy
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 332.0410993
Catalogue Code 535382

Description of this Electronic Book

Few books have had the global impact of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. An overnight bestseller, Piketty's assessment that inherited wealth will always grow faster, on average, than earned wealth has energised debate. Hailed as 'bigger than Marx' (The Economist) or dismissed as 'medieval' (Wall Street Journal), the book is widely acknowledged as having significant economic and political implications.
Collected in this BWB Text are responses to this phenomenon from a diverse range of New Zealand economists and commentators. These voices speak independently to the relevance of Piketty's conclusions. Is New Zealand faced with a one-way future of rising inequality? Does redistribution need to focus more on wealth, rather than just income? Was the post-war Great Convergence merely an aberration and is our society doomed to regress into a new Gilded Age?
Contributors: Geoff Bertram, Simon Chapple, Donal Curtin, Brian Easton, Max Harris, Tim Hazledine, Bernard Hickey, Prue Hyman, Hautahi Kingi, Gareth Morgan, Matt Nolan, Max Rashbrooke, Susan St John, Robert Wade and Cathy Wylie.

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Author's Bio

Geoff Bertram - Research Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of WellingtonSimon Chapple - Senior Research Fellow in the Dunedin Multi-disciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, University of OtagoDonal Curtin - Economics consultant and bloggerBrian Easton - Independent scholarMax Harris - Rhodes Scholar, University of OxfordTim Hazledine - Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of AucklandBernard Hickey - Financial journalist and editorPrue Hyman - former Associate Professor of Economics and Gender and Women's Studies at Victoria University of WellingtonHautahi Kingi - Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, Cornell UniversityGareth Morgan - Businessman, economist and philanthropistMatt Nolan - Economist and Ph.D. student, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of WellingtonMax Rashbrooke - Freelance journalist and writerSusan St John - Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Auckland and economics spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action GroupRobert Wade - Professor of Political Economy at the London School of EconomicsCathy Wylie - Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research

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