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Book launch: 'Growth: A Reckoning' by Daniel Susskind

09 May 2024, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

At this event, hosted by IPPR and the UCL Policy Lab, Daniel Susskind will discuss his new book with our panellists and explore the concept of economic growth.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Phoebe Couzens

Location

Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Over the past two centuries, economic growth has freed billions from poverty and made our lives far healthier and longer. As a result, the unfettered pursuit of growth defines economic life around the world. Yet this prosperity has come at an enormous price: deepening inequalities, destabilising technologies, environmental destruction and climate change.

Confusion reigns. For many, in our era of anaemic economic progress, the worry is slowing growth - in the UK, Europe, China and elsewhere. Others understandably claim, given its costs, that the only way forward is through 'degrowth', deliberating shrinking our economies.

At this time of uncertainty about growth and its value, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind has written an essential reckoning. In a sweeping analysis full of historical insight, he argues that we cannot abandon growth but shows instead how we must redirect it, making it better reflect what we truly value. He explores what really drives growth, and offers original ideas for combating our economic slowdown.

Lucid, thought-provoking and brilliantly researched, Growth: A Reckoning is a vital guide to one of our greatest preoccupations.

Speakers:

  • Daniel Susskind, Research Professor in Economics, King's College London
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR
  • Other speakers to be announced