Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

An Empirical Critique of Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st Century”

| December 29, 2014

I first became aware of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century last spring, though not from the onset of “Pikettymania” amidst its skyrocketing to the top of the best seller list. Rather, a couple of faculty colleagues brought it to my attention for its data. Knowing of my own research interests in historical […]