Pocket Piketty

Pocket Piketty

Jesper Roine


Economics, Non-fiction


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(Hardback PLC | ISBN 9789386338853 | 160 pages | May 2017)


We all know the book: it’s been hailed as one of the most important documents on how the world economy works, or doesn’t work, and it’s been a colossal bestseller. But how many of us who bought or borrowed Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century have read more than a fraction of its 696 pages? How many of Piketty’s ground-shaking concepts have gone unappreciated for want of intellectual stamina? Deliverance is at hand in the form of Pocket Piketty, written in clear and accessible prose by an experienced economist and teacher whose work was relied on by Piketty for his masterpiece. In this handy and slim volume, Jesper Roine explains all things Piketty.


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‘An ideal companion to Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.’
—David Stasavage, NYU

‘[A] superb summary of the most talked-about economics book of the 21st century. Jesper’s sharp analytical mind, deep social interest and his own respected research in the field make him the ideal author of a book like this.’
—Magnus Henrekson, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics

‘A very readable summary of Piketty’s important book, written by a leading expert on inequality data.’
—Per Krusell, Chair, Nobel Prize committee, Prize for Economic Sciences

‘This book is for people who were interested in Piketty's analysis of inequality, but found his book too ponderous to finish. That includes me! Roine compresses Piketty's magnum opus down to 160 digestible pages in a concise, accessible way.’
—Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics

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About the author

Jesper Roine

Jesper Roine is an expert on wealth and income inequality, as well as one of the researchers who has contributed to the World Top Incomes Database upon which Piketty’s research is based. He is an associate professor of Economics at SITE at the Stockholm School of Economics and has been published, extensively, on the topic […]

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