The Problem of the Empirical Data: Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

  • Alain HerscoviciEmail author


In this chapter, I will make a critical and methodological analysis of the theses presented by Piketty in his book “Capital in the twenty first century” (2014). Income distribution and long-term growth are linked to the specificities of capital and/or to the choice of a value theory. The definition of the nature of capital and/or the choice of a value theory are the necessary conditions to explain the modalities of growth and income distribution.


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  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitóriaBrazil

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