Jean-Laurent Rosenthal


Published Papers:

Wealth Concentration in a Developing Economy: Paris and France, 1807-1994. With Thomas Piketty and Gilles Postel-Vinay American Economic Review. Vol. 96 (1), 2006, 236-56. (PDF)


Working Papers:

The increased concentration of wealth in Paris 1807-1912; of Revolution and Demography, with Thomas Piketty, and Gilles Postel Vinay, Fall 2007.

Inherited vs Self-Made Wealth: Theory & Evidence from a Rentier Society, with Thomas Piketty, and Gilles Postel Vinay, spring 2010.


Data Sets:

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Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics

California Institute of Technology



Wealth Inequality

Wealth Inequality in Paris 1807-2010

The figure displays the share of wealth left behind by the richest individuals in Paris.