Webinar: Piketty’s Capital & Inequality of Income and Wealth
Date: January 15, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. - ET
Contact: Rosa Soliz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar URL: http://connect.msu.edu/ncrcrd
About the webinar: Inequality in America is high and rising, or so we're frequently reminded. What exactly, though, does "inequality" mean? In this presentation Professor Coggins will explain how the top income share, the fraction of all income going to the richest 1%, has become synonymous with inequality. Income shares are at the heart of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a blockbuster new book that Professor Coggins will summarize and critique. Presented by Jay Coggins, a Distinguished University Teaching Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1995. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Minnesota, and a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Professor Coggins has published widely on topics ranging from environmental and welfare economics to political economy and inequality. He is a popular speaker around Minnesota on the topic of economic inequality.