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The Wealth of Humans: work, power, and status in the twenty-first century

Hosted by Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics

Old Theatre

Speaker

Ryan Avent

Chair

Professor Francesco Caselli

In his new book, The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-First Century, which he will discuss in this talk, Ryan Avent addresses the difficult questions about the increasing abundance of labour and what this means politically, economically and socially for every one of us. The traditional solutions – improved education, wage subsidies, universal basic income – will no longer work as they once did. In order to navigate our way across today’s rapidly transforming economic landscape, Avent argues that we must radically reassess the very idea of how, and why, we work.

Ryan Avent (@ryanavent) is a Senior Editor and Economics Columnist for The Economist, where he has covered the global economy since 2007. His work has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic and theAtlantic. He has an economics degree from North Carolina State University, and an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Professor Francesco Caselli is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.   

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