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Structuralist Response to Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

September 5, 2014

New School Economist Lance Taylor released a symposium of literature on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century in conjunction with the INET-sponsored research project on Economic Sustainability, Distribution and Stability.

It includes papers offering a structuralist response to Piketty's explanation of inequality and advancing alternative theories.

  1. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Introduction to a Structuralist Symposium
    Lance Taylor (The New School)
  2. Capitalism, Inequality and Globalization: Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Prabhat Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  3. Elasticity of substitution and social conflict: a structuralist note on Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century
    Nelson Barbosa-Filho (São Paulo School of Economics)
  4. Piketty’s Elasticity of Substitution: A Critique
    Gregor Semieniuk (The New School)
  5. The Triumph of the Rentier? Thomas Piketty vs. Luigi Pasinetti and John Maynard Keynes
    Lance Taylor (The New School)

Download all papers in a zip file.