Lunchtime Seminar: Thomas Piketty: One of the Good Guys, But…
About the Speaker: Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO is Honorary Professor, UNSW Australia (2016–2019), Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, University of Cambridge (1998), Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge (1998) and Professor Emeritus, University of Adelaide (1988). His research interests include history of economic theory, intellectual biography and Post-Keynesian theory and policy.
Abstract : The paper will concentrate on Piketty’s conflation of wealth with capital, the limitations of accounting data, and the inappropriateness of using the aggregate production function model to explain the processes at work in capitalism, ancient and modern.
From: Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:15 pm
To: Thursday March 30, 2017, 1:30 pm
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VenueReserve Bank of Australia
65 Martin Place, SYDNEY NSW 2000