Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
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Gabriel Zucman is an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality. He also serves as director of the EU Tax Observatory, an independent research laboratory hosted at the Paris School of Economics. Zucman’s research focuses on the accumulation, distribution and taxation of global wealth and has renewed the analysis of the macroeconomic and distributional implications of globalization. In addition to numerous articles, he has authored two books: “The Hidden Wealth of Nations” (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and “The Triumph of Injustice” (with Emmanuel Saez, W.W. Norton, 2019). Zucman has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and a Sloan Research Fellow and has received the Bernácer Prize; the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy; and the Best Young French Economist Prize from Le Monde and le Cercle des Économistes.
Featuring a discussion with moderator Juliana Londoño-Vélez
Juliana Londoño-Vélez is an assistant professor of economics at UCLA and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Juliana’s work focuses on inequality and redistributive tax and transfer policies, particularly in developing countries. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019.