septiembre 6, 2023

Elections and social inequalities in France, 1789-2022

Thomas Piketty and Julia Cagé’s new book, Une histoire du conflit politique, Elections et inégalités sociales en France, 1789-2022, will be published on Friday 8 September 2023 in France.

Based on an unprecedented digitisation of electoral and socio-economic data from France’s 36,000 communes spanning more than two centuries, this book offers a history of voting and inequalities in France.

All the data are available at, as well as hundreds of maps and graphs for the public to explore and conduct more research.

The book will be presented at Paris School of Economics, on Monday 18 September. To find out more and book your seat, click here.

The book will be available in English and published by Harvard University Press in 2024.



  • Julia Cagé is a professor at Sciences Po Paris and winner of the Prix du meilleur jeune économiste (2023).
  • Thomas Piketty is Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Professor at the Paris School of Economics.



Le Monde, “Julia Cagé et Thomas Piketty livrenet une vision inédite de l’histoire politique française”, 06/09/2023

Libération, “Les six enseignements à retenir d’une Histoire du Conflit politique”, 6/09/2023

Nouvel Observateur, “Julia Cagé et Thomas Piketty : il faut reconquérir les classes populaires”, 6/09/2023

France Inter morning programme, replay, 6/09/2023