Interactive Session [Subtitled JP]

Lecture Description

Prof. Piketty, the author of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” gave a special lecture for UTokyo students. This video delivers a Q&A session after the lecture which discussed below amongst Prof. Thomas Piketty, Prof. Hidetaka Ishida, UTokyo students, and so on.

00:10 Introduction

04:25 Q1. Why is r generally larger than g? Is r>g intrinsic character of capitalism?

16:29 Q2. How do you think about political ideology and inequality?

20:34 Q3. What kind of message would you give for top school students?

24:49 Q4. Why income tax? To levy inheritance tax seems more acceptable.

28:54 Q5. How should researchers avoid ideology and deepen arguments academically?


- Materials and data offered by Prof. Piketty:

- This content is also available on iTunes U. Rifer to “Supplement” below.
(You can play the video offline by downloading it on your iTunes.)

Jan 31, 2015
University students Visitors
Economics / Business / Finance


Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty

Paris School of Economics
 / Professor

*Lecturer's title and organization are shown as of the date of the event.

Hidetaka Ishida

Hidetaka Ishida

The University of Tokyo
Library / Deputy Librarian

*Lecturer's title and organization are shown as of the date of the event.