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World Thinkers 2014: Emmanuel Saez

Economist, France

By Prospect Team  

Emmanuel-SaezSaez is a professor of economics at the University of California specialising in problems of income inequality and tax reform. He won the John Bates Clark medal in 2009 (an economic prize considered second only to the Nobel), and, according to Chrystia Freeland in the New York Times, “He has probably done more than any pundit or political spinmeister to shape the political narrative of our age.” She added: “It is the number-crunching of Mr. Saez and his longtime collaborator, Thomas Piketty, that gave us the notion of the 1 per…

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