Till van Treeck is a professor at the Institute for Socio-Economics (IFSO) and the University of Duisburg-Essen. During the academic year 2021/22, he is the Theodor Heuss Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York. His main research interests are: Macroeconomics of income distribution, comparative political economy, and economics education.

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Getting Out of the Rat Race: Is an "Age of Leisure and Abundance" Possible?

Article | May 26, 2022

Keynes promised shorter working hours and greater prosperity by now. As remote as it sounds, that vision is still possible.

Inequality, the crisis, and stagnation

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2015

The inequality of income and wealth is one of the defining issues of our time, in terms of both its social and macroeconomic implications. In this article, I focus on the macroeconomic implications of inequality. In particular, it is possible to identify four themes on which there seems to be growing consensus among many economists especially in the various heterodox traditions, but also increasingly in the mainstream of the economics profession:

Income and Wealth Distribution in Germany: A Macroeconomic Perspective

Article | Oct 26, 2014

Household economic surveys, such as the German Socio-Economic Panel, notoriously underestimate the degree of income and wealth inequality at the upper end of the distribution.

Inequality and the Future of Capitalism

Article | Jun 25, 2014

The Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) organises its 18th annual conference on Inequality and the Future of Capitalism with introductory lectures on heterodox economics for graduate students.

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Varieties of the Rat Race

Video | Jan 11, 2023

Conspicuous Consumption in the US & Germany


From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.