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Andrew J. Scott

Andrew J. Scott

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Andrew J. Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School.

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  1. A Global Institution for an Aging World
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    A Global Institution for an Aging World

    Oct 3, 2021 John E. Ataguba, et al. urge the creation of an international body to champion the rights and interests of older people.

  2. A Healthy Improvement on GDP
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    A Healthy Improvement on GDP

    Aug 19, 2020 Andrew J. Scott explains why healthy life expectancy is the ideal metric for assessing economic and social progress.

  3. How Aging Societies Should Respond to Pandemics
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    How Aging Societies Should Respond to Pandemics

    Apr 22, 2020 Andrew J. Scott shows why social distancing to combat COVID-19 in the US is justified, despite its high economic costs.

  4. The Myth of the “Aging Society”
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    The Myth of the “Aging Society”

    May 25, 2018 Andrew J. Scott challenges the assumption at the heart of modern demographics, and offers a new approach.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

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    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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